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Stéphane Straub on voting corrupt politicians out of office? Evidence from a survey experiment in Paraguay

Stéphane Straub will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 13 November 2019. Abstract – Voting corrupt politicians out of office? Evidence from a survey experiment in Paraguay This paper challenges the conventional wisdom that giving...

13 November 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
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Journal Article
Inequality, good governance, and endemic corruption

Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development action

Corruption Tax administration data Governance
Working Paper
The corruption–growth relationship: Do political institutions matter?

Corruption is widely believed to negatively affect economic growth...

Corruption Democracy Economic growth
Book Chapter

From the book: Asian Transformations

Growth Political economy Corruption
Journal Article
South‐South Irregular Migration: The Impacts of China's Informal Gold Rush in Ghana

Part of Journal Special Issue Migration Governance and Policy in the Global South

Ghana China Gold rush
In the media
UNU-WIDER findings on the influence of female elected officials on economic performance continues to make headlines

Reporting on UNU-WIDER research published in the working paper ‘ Women legislators and economic performance ’, news outlets The Times of India , The Quint , The Diplomat , and more, have published articles discussing the impact of women...

Gender Politics Economic growth
Journal Article
Bypassing Government: Aid Effectiveness and Malawi’s Local Development Fund

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectiveness

Aid effectiveness Institutions Aid policy
Narendra Modi’s performance on the Indian economy: Five key policies assessed

When Narendra Modi became India’s prime minister in spring 2014 the Indian economy was in the doldrums...

Demonitization Political economy Elections
Working Paper
Institutional bypass and aid effectiveness in Africa

Many practical and action-oriented international roadmaps to improve the quality of aid and its delivery and impact on development—including the Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda for Action, and Busan Partnership—emphasize a more active inv...

Aid effectiveness Institutions Aid policy
Working Paper
A short history of India's economy: A chapter in the Asian drama

This paper is a short history of the Indian economy since 1968. India today is a changed country from what it was half a century ago, when Myrdal published his Asian Drama...

Growth Political economy Corruption
Journal Article
Anti-corruption policy making, discretionary power and institutional quality: An experimental analysis

We analyse policymakers’ incentives to fight corruption under different institutional qualities...

Government accountability Corruption Public policy (Law)
Working Paper
Women legislators and economic performance

There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last 20 years...

Women legislators political representation Corruption
Working Paper
Inequality, good governance and endemic corruption

Can a society suffering contests between rich and poor achieve good governance in the face of endemic corruption? We examine a stylized poor state with weak institutions in which a ‘culture of evasion’ damages state authority...

Corruption Tax administration data Governance
Working Paper
South-South labour migration and the impact of the informal China-Ghana gold rush 2008–13

This paper examines irregular South-South migration from China to Ghana, and the role it has played in transforming livelihoods and broader developmental landscapes...

Ghana China Gold rush
Working Paper
Firm-level corruption: Unravelling sand from grease

This paper adds to the recent literature on firm-level corruption by relying on rich data including detailed information on the purpose and amounts of bribe payments among Vietnamese micro, small, and medium firms...

Corruption Firm performance Small and medium enterprises
Working Paper
How does petty corruption affect tax morale in sub-Saharan Africa

Revenues from taxation gain importance to finance economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. Extortion of bribes by public officials can provide one obstacle for tax compliance...

Corruption Tax Economic development
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