Journal Article

The Transition of Corruption: From Poverty to Honesty

Authors

  • Erich Gundlach
  • Martin Paldam
Publication Date

Prehistoric measures of biogeography are used as instruments for modern income levels. We find that our instrumented incomes explain the cross-country pattern of corruption just as well as actual incomes, so the long-run causality appears to be entirely from income to corruption.

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JEL Classification
B25, O1

Key Words

  • biogeography
  • corruption
  • Long-run development