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Abstract

Corruption is a symptom and outcome of institutional deficiency, with potentially adverse effects on economic growth. This paper aims to provide a synthesis of the existing evidence on the relationship between corruption and economic growth - controlling for effect type, data sources, and country groupings. Using 32 key search terms and 43 low-income country names, we searched in 20 electronic databases and obtained 1,002 studies. Initial screening on the basis of PIOS Population-Independent Variable-Outcome-Study Design criteria and critical evaluation on the basis VRA Validity-Reliability-Applicability criteria led to inclusion of 115 studies for analysis. We conduct a meta-analysis of the empirical findings in 72 empirical studies, using fixed-effect and random-effect weighted means and testing for significance through precision-effect tests PETs. Our findings indicate that corruption has a negative effect on per-capita GDP growth overall. We also report that corruption is relatively more detrimental in mixed countries as opposed to low-income countries only and that indirect effects of corruption on growth through the human capital and public finance channels are larger than its direct effects.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Corruption and economic growth: A meta-analysis of the evidence on low-income countries and beyond-

Language: English-

Keywords: Corruption, institutions, governance, economic growth, meta-analysis, systematic reviews-

Subjects: O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic DevelopmentE - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E0 - General > E02 - Institutions and the MacroeconomyO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output ConvergenceO - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O43 - Institutions and Growth-





Author: Ugur, Mehmet

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/31226/







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