research product . 2009

Corruption and Confidence in Public Institutions : Evidence from a Global Survey

Clausen, Bianca; Kraay, Aart; Nyiri, Zsolt;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Well-functioning institutions matter for economic development. In order to operate effectively, public institutions must also inspire confidence in those they serve. The authors use data from the Gallup World Poll, a unique and very large global household survey, to document a quantitatively large and statistically significant negative correlation between corruption and confidence in public institutions. This suggests an important channel through which corruption can inhibit development by eroding confidence in public institutions. This correlation is robust to the inclusion of a large set of controls for country and respondent-level characteristics, and they sh...
Subjects
free text keywords: BANKS, BRIBE, BRIBERY, BRIBES, CONFIDENCE, CORRUPT, CORRUPT ACTS, CORRUPTION, CORRUPTION CASES, CORRUPTION IN GOVERNMENT, CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS, CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX, CORRUPTIONS, CRONY, DEMOCRACIES, DEMOCRACY, ELECTORAL PROCESS, FIGURES, GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, HOUSEHOLD INCOME, INCOME, INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE, INSTRUMENTAL VARIABLES, INTEGRITY, INTERVIEWING, INTERVIEWS, INVESTIGATION, JUDICIAL SYSTEM, JUDICIARY, JUSTICE, LAWS, LIVING STANDARDS, MEDIA, NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, POLICE, POLITICAL CORRUPTION, PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, PUBLIC OFFICIAL, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, PUBLIC SERVICES, RECONSTRUCTION, SAMPLE SIZE, SOCIAL INDICATORS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TERRORISM, TRANSPARENCY, TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL, VIOLENCE
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