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Does inequality foster corruption?


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Dutta, I. and Mishra, A., 2013. Does inequality foster corruption? Journal of Public Economic Theory, 15 (4), pp. 602-619.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpet.12027

    Abstract

    We investigate how inequality affects corruption and provide a new insight to the possible channels through which such effect may work. We favour an explanation based on a multi-market framework where corruption in one market (or sector) arises because of imperfections exacerbated by inequality in related markets. We demonstrate that even when an individual's ability to pay bribes and benefit from engaging in corruption are not affected by wealth level, greater (wealth) inequality will lead to an increase in corruption.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsDutta, I.and Mishra, A.
    DOI10.1111/jpet.12027
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
    Research CentresCentre for Development Studies
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code26971
    Additional InformationForthcoming

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