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dc.coverage.spatialMedellín de: Lat: 06 15 00 N degrees minutes Lat: 6.2500 decimal degrees Long: 075 36 00 W degrees minutes Long: -75.6000 decimal degreeseng
dc.creatorAlemán Correa, Estebanspa
dc.creatorJetter, Michaelspa
dc.creatorDávila, Jimenaspa
dc.creatorMontoya Agudelo, Alejandraspa
dc.creatorMorales, Danielaspa
dc.date.available2014-03-05T22:24:33Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10784/1358
dc.descriptionIs corruption capable of spreading across national borders? This paper uses panel data for 120 countries from 1995 to 2012 to evaluate whether the corruption levels ofneighboring countries, as weighted by the relative joint border length, affects domestic corruption. Including country fixed effects allows us to control for unobservablecountry specifc aspects and our results suggest a positive and statistically signifcant relationship. In general, a ten point increase in the weighted freedom from corruption index of neighboring countries is associated with a one point increase of the domestic freedom from corruption index. This result is robust to a variety of alternative specifcations, such as a GMM estimation or including additional control variables. The proposed effect becomes stronger as income increases and the relationship is only positive for countries with a GDP per capita above US$1,600 (in 2000 US$). For the richest countries, the estimated coe cient rises up to 0:43.eng
dc.description.abstractIs corruption capable of spreading across national borders? This paper uses panel data for 120 countries from 1995 to 2012 to evaluate whether the corruption levels ofneighboring countries, as weighted by the relative joint border length, affects domestic corruption. Including country fixed effects allows us to control for unobservablecountry specifc aspects and our results suggest a positive and statistically signifcant relationship. In general, a ten point increase in the weighted freedom from corruption index of neighboring countries is associated with a one point increase of the domestic freedom from corruption index. This result is robust to a variety of alternative specifcations, such as a GMM estimation or including additional control variables. The proposed effect becomes stronger as income increases and the relationship is only positive for countries with a GDP per capita above US$1,600 (in 2000 US$). For the richest countries, the estimated coe cient rises up to 0:43.eng
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherUniversidad EAFITspa
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.titleCorruption: Transcending borderseng
dc.typeworkingPapereng
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesseng
dc.publisher.departmentEscuela de Economía y Finanzasspa
dc.type.spaDocumento de trabajo de investigaciónspa
dc.subject.keywordcorruptioneng
dc.subject.keywordneighborhood effectseng
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataeng
dc.rights.accesoLibre accesospa
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-05T22:24:33Z
dc.type.hasVersiondrafeng
dc.creator.emailealeman@eafit.edu.cospa
dc.creator.emailmjetter@eafit.edu.cospa
dc.creator.emailjdavila3@eafit.edu.cospa
dc.creator.emailamonto23@eafit.edu.cospa
dc.creator.emaildmorale5@eafit.edu.cospa
dc.identifier.jelD73
dc.identifier.jelF63
dc.identifier.jelO57
dc.identifier.jelR10


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