Why Worry About Corruption?

Author/Editor: Mauro, Paolo
Publication Date: February 24, 1997
Summary: This pamphlet focuses exclusively on corrupt public practices. It lists the potential causes and consequences of public corruption and presents recent evidence on the extent to which corruption affects investment, economic growth, and government expenditure choices. The evidence presented here suggests that corruption may have cosiderable adverse effects on economic growth by reducing private investment and perhaps by worsening the composition of public expenditure.
Series: Economic Issues No. 6
Subject(s): Corruption | Governance

Publication Date: February 24, 1997
ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 1-55775-635-X ; ISSN 1020-5098 Format: Paper
Stock No: EIIEA0061996 Pages: 15
Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org