Sorting through global corruption determinants: Institutions and education matter – Not culture

Sorting through global corruption determinants: Institutions and education matter – Not culture •Using (IV) BMA methods, we address model uncertainty in the determinants of corruption.•We find institutional and economic factors to matter but not unchangeable cultural attributes.•The rule of law, government effectiveness, urbanization, and women in politics lower corruption.•The extent of primary education also matters, especially in developing countries.•Results offer policy avenues as all meaningful determinants are policy-accessible. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Sorting through global corruption determinants: Institutions and education matter – Not culture

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.05.013
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Abstract

•Using (IV) BMA methods, we address model uncertainty in the determinants of corruption.•We find institutional and economic factors to matter but not unchangeable cultural attributes.•The rule of law, government effectiveness, urbanization, and women in politics lower corruption.•The extent of primary education also matters, especially in developing countries.•Results offer policy avenues as all meaningful determinants are policy-accessible.

Journal

World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 2018

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