51 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2009
Date Written: February 2009
We collect data on the rules and practices of financial and conflict disclosure by politicians in 175 countries. Although two thirds of the countries have some disclosure laws, less than a third make disclosures available to the public. Disclosure is more extensive in richer and more democratic countries. Disclosure is correlated with lower perceived corruption when it is public, when it identifies sources of income and conflicts of interest, and when a country is a democracy.
Keywords: Business interests, Conflict of interest, Disclosure, Politicians
JEL Classification: H7
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Djankov, Simeon and La Porta, Rafael and Lopez de Silanes, Florencio and Shleifer, Andrei, Disclosure by Politicians (February 2009). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7168. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1345695
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