A Replication of Corruption and Elections

Public Finance Review, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 143-154 , 2015

Posted: 26 Mar 2016 Last revised: 19 Apr 2016

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Rajeev K. Goel

Illinois State University - Department of Economics

Ummad Mazhar

Shaheed Zulkar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Using cross-national panel data, Krause and Mendez recently studied whether voters retract support from political candidates who they think are corrupt. Their main finding is that corruption in public office is effectively punished by voters. Given the well-known issues with adequately measuring corruption, this note examines the sensitivity of extant findings to an alternate corruption measure. We fail to find a statistically robust effect of corruption on electoral outcomes.

Suggested Citation

Goel, Rajeev K. and Mazhar, Ummad, A Replication of Corruption and Elections (2015). Public Finance Review, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 143-154 , 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2754339

Rajeev K. Goel (Contact Author)

Illinois State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Normal, IL 61790-4200
United States

Ummad Mazhar

Shaheed Zulkar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology ( email )

90 and 100 Clifton
Karachi, ISLAMABAD 75600
Pakistan

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