Corruption, Regulatory Burden and Firm Productivity

41 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2019

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Mohammad Amin

World Bank - Enterprise Analysis Unit

Hulya Ulku

World Bank

Date Written: June 25, 2019

Abstract

Using firm-level data from more than 39,000 firms in 111 economies, this paper tests the hypothesis that corruption impedes productivity more at higher levels of regulation. The analysis finds that there is a significant negative relationship between corruption and firm productivity when regulation is high and an insignificant relationship when it is low. These findings are robust to different controls and specifications.

Keywords: Economic Adjustment and Lending, Public Finance Decentralization and Poverty Reduction, Macro-Fiscal Policy, Taxation & Subsidies, Public Sector Economics, Crime and Society, Gender and Development, Access to Finance

Suggested Citation

Amin, Mohammad and Ulku, Hulya, Corruption, Regulatory Burden and Firm Productivity (June 25, 2019). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8911. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3430522

Mohammad Amin (Contact Author)

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Hulya Ulku

World Bank

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Washington, DC 20433
United States

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