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Frontiers of Economics in China

ISSN 1673-3444

ISSN 1673-3568(Online)

CN 11-5744/F

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Front. Econ. China    2009, Vol. 4 Issue (3) : 425-448    https://doi.org/10.1007/s11459-009-0023-2
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Government size, market-orientation and regional corruption: Evidence from the provincial level panel data
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Abstract Using a panel data at the provincial level during the period of 1989–2004, this paper examines the effects of social and economic factors such as government scale, privatization, openness, and education on regional corruption. Applying a fixed-effect model and IV estimation, we find that government size positively affects the incidence rate of corruption, and the effect becomes larger with the increase in the size of the core department of the government. 1% increase in the core department of the government leads to a 0.68%–1% increase in the number of corruption cases. While the proportion of FDI is positively associated with the corruption of regional officials, the ratio of the import and export trade to GDP is negatively associated with corruption. The impact of privatization on corruption is ambiguous. We also identify the significant impacts of the size and structure of the government expenditure on corruption. Keywords corrup
Keywords corruption      government size      market-orientation      
Issue Date: 05 September 2009
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. Government size, market-orientation and regional corruption: Evidence from the provincial level panel data[J]. Front. Econ. China,2009, 4(3): 425-448.
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