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Does Size Matter? Scale, Corruption and Uncertainty
We study the role of the size of the economy in mitigating the impact of public sector corruption on economic development. The analysis is based on a dynamic general equilibrium model in which growth occurs endogenously ...
Essays on governance, public finance, and economic development
(University of St Andrews, 2014)
This thesis is composed of three distinct but related essays. The first essay studies the role of the size of the economy in mitigating the impact of public sector corruption on economic development. The analysis is based ...
Foreign aid, economic development and corruption
We adopt a dynamic general equilibrium model in which bureaucratic corruption leads to poor quality public services thereby incentivising households to engage in tax evasion. With aid, government is able to shore up the ...
Corruption and firm-level productivity: greasing or sanding effect?
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018)
Purpose: Corruption was ranked among the top five biggest obstacles affecting the operation of enterprises in Africa and was rated as a severe obstacle by close to 40 percent of firms in the sample. Consequently, the ...