The Effect of Public Corruption on COVID-19 Fatality Rate: A Cross-Country Examination

17 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2021

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Mohammad Reza Farzanegan

University of Marburg - Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS)

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza, The Effect of Public Corruption on COVID-19 Fatality Rate: A Cross-Country Examination (2021). CESifo Working Paper No. 8938, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3805464

Mohammad Reza Farzanegan (Contact Author)

University of Marburg - Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) ( email )

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Marburg, 35037
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