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A Dialog with Economic Theories on Corruption (Spanish)

24 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2009 Last revised: 27 Apr 2009

Carolina E. Isaza

Universidad Externado de Colombia

Date Written: January 15, 2009


The article explains some basic assumptions of economic theory from a political science perspective. It proposes that corruption is a problem related both to market and State failures, and collective action problems in general. In a non economic language, it adresses the relationship between market, State and social decision-making, in connection with corruption debates that put the issue at the center of those concerns. Finally, there is a critical reading of economic theories on corruption with a call, between the lines, to transdisciplinarity in its study.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: corruption, economic theory, political science

JEL Classification: E1, H, I3, K42

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Isaza, Carolina E., A Dialog with Economic Theories on Corruption (Spanish) (January 15, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

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