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Corruption, institutions and regulation

Breen, Michael and Gillanders, Robert (2012) Corruption, institutions and regulation. Economics of Governance, 13 (3). pp. 263-285. ISSN 1435-6104

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We analyze the effects of corruption and institutional quality on the quality of business regulation. Our key findings indicate that corruption negatively affects the quality of regulation and that general institutional quality is insignificant once corruption is controlled for. These findings hold over a number of specifications which include additional exogenous historical and geographic controls. The findings imply that policy makers can focus on curbing corruption to improve regulation, over wider institutional reform.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Regulation; Economic policy; Institutional quality; Corruption
Subjects:Business > Economic policy
Social Sciences > Public administration
Social Sciences > Political science
Business > Economics
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Springer Verlag
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Copyright Information:© 2012 Springer Verlag
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:22100
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 13:41 by Michael Breen. Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 12:43

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