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