The Determinants of Corruption in Italy: Regional Panel Data Analysis

27 Pages Posted: 24 May 2006

Abstract

Several measures indicate the presence of substantial corruption in Italian society. This paper investigates the determinants of corruption in Italy in the period 1963-2001 using statistics on crimes against the public administration at a regional level. Our estimates show that economic variables (government consumption, level of development) and political and cultural influences (party concentration, presence of voluntary organisations, absenteeism at national elections) significantly affect corruption in Italy.

Keywords: Corruption, Regional differences, Social capital, Political systems, Italy

JEL Classification: P37, Z13

Suggested Citation

del Monte, Alfredo and Papagni, Erasmo, The Determinants of Corruption in Italy: Regional Panel Data Analysis. European Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=903991

Alfredo Del Monte (Contact Author)

University of Naples ( email )

Via Amm. F. Acton, 38
80133 Naples, Caserta 80133
Italy

Erasmo Papagni

University of Naples ( email )

Via Amm. F. Acton, 38
80133 Naples, Caserta 80133
Italy

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