The Effect of Public Corruption on COVID-19 Fatality Rate: A Cross-Country Examination
17 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2021
Date Written: 2021
This paper evaluates whether the level of public corruption influences COVID-19 case fatality rates. Using cross-section data, including 64 countries and multiple regression techniques, we find that the level of corruption is positively and significantly associated with COVID-19 human costs. These results are robust to control of other possible explanatory factors.
JEL Classification: I150, I180, D730, E020, H510
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