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Why Worry About Corruption?

Author/Editor: Mauro, Paolo
Published: February 24, 1997
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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
 
English  
    Published:   February 24, 1997        
    ISBN/ISSN:   ISBN 1-55775-635-X ; ISSN 1020-5098   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   EIIEA0061996   Pages:   15
    Price:   Free
       
     
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