On the Effect of State Fragility on Corruption

2014 African Governance and Development Institute WP/14/040

9 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2015

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Simplice Asongu

African Governance and Development Institute

Date Written: May 26, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Asongu, Simplice, On the Effect of State Fragility on Corruption (May 26, 2014). 2014 African Governance and Development Institute WP/14/040. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599244 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2599244

Simplice Asongu (Contact Author)

African Governance and Development Institute ( email )

P.O. Box 8413
Yaoundé, 8413
Cameroon

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