publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Eight Questions about Corruption

Jakob Svensson;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2005 Journal: Journal of Economic Perspectives, volume 19, issue 3 Summer, pages 19-42
Abstract
This paper will discuss eight frequently asked questions about public corruption: (1) What is corruption? (2) Which countries are the most corrupt? (3) What are the common characteristics of countries with high corruption? (4) What is the magnitude of corruption? (5) Do higher wages for bureaucrats reduce corruption? (6) Can competition reduce corruption? (7) Why have there been so few (recent) successful attempts to fight corruption? (8) Does corruption adversely affect growth?
Subjects
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Bureaucracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Finance, business.industry, business, Public economics, Economics, Impact factor, Corruption, Development economics
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