Social Capital, Corruption and Economic Growth: Eastern and Western Europe

Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine, Research, Preprint English OPEN
Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard;
(2003)
  • Publisher: University of Bremen
  • Subject: HHÅ forskning | Social capital; trust; public policy; corruption; economic growth; Eastern Europe; Western Europe
    • jel: jel:A12 | jel:D23 | jel:D60 | jel:C71 | jel:D70 | jel:Z13

We hypothesize, that power centralisation in a political system leads to more corruption due to the monopoly power status of bureaucrats. Corruption again would then lead to a lower level of social capital, here measured as trust, and slow down economic growth even furt... View more
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