Decentralization (localization) and corruption : new cross-country evidence

Abstract: Using a sample of 182 countries, the paper demonstrates that decentralization has a negative effect on the incidence of corruption. Political accountability is shown to be more important in combating corruption than exit options through competition among jurisdictions.

Author(s): Ivanyna, Maksym; Shah, Anwar

Source(s): , International studies program : working paper; 10-10 34 p., ill., graphs, maps, tabs International studies program : working paper 10-10

Published: 2010 Georgia state university. Andrew Young school of policy studies, Atlanta, GA (English



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