Traffic fatalities and public sector corruption

Anbarci, Nejat, Escaleras, Monica and Register, Charles 2006, Traffic fatalities and public sector corruption, Kyklos, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 327-344.

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Title Traffic fatalities and public sector corruption
Author(s) Anbarci, Nejat
Escaleras, Monica
Register, Charles
Journal name Kyklos
Volume number 59
Issue number 3
Start page 327
End page 344
Total pages 18
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2006-08
ISSN 0023-5962
1467-6435
Summary Traffic accidents result in 1 million deaths annually worldwide, though the burden is disproportionately felt in poorer countries. Typically, fatality rates from disease and accidents fall as countries develop. Traffic deaths, however, regularly increase with income, at least up to a threshold level, before declining. While we confirm this by analyzing 1,356 country-year observations between 1982 and 2000, our purpose is to consider the role played by public sector corruption in determining traffic fatalities. We find that such corruption, independent of income, plays a significant role in the epidemics of traffic fatalities that are common in relatively poor countries.
Language eng
Field of Research 140217 Transport Economics
220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024354

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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