On the Effect of State Fragility on Corruption
2014 African Governance and Development Institute WP/14/040
9 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Date Written: May 26, 2014
The Kodila-Tedika & Bolito-Losembe (2014, ADR) finding on no evidence of causality flowing from State fragility to classical corruption or extreme corruption could have an important influence on academic and policy debates. Using updated data (1996-2010) from 53 African countries, we provide evidence of a positive (negative) nexus between political stability/no violence and corruption-control (corruption). As a policy implication, the finding of the underlying paper maybe more expositional than factual and should be treated with caution.
Keywords: Fragility; Corruption; Conflicts; Africa
JEL Classification: F52; K42; O17; O55; P16
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