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Bureaucratic corruption and income : evidence from the land sector in Bangladesh

Islam, Asadul and Lee, Wang-Sheng 2016, Bureaucratic corruption and income : evidence from the land sector in Bangladesh, Journal of development studies, vol. 52, no. 10, pp. 1499-1516, doi: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1146702.

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Title Bureaucratic corruption and income : evidence from the land sector in Bangladesh
Author(s) Islam, Asadul
Lee, Wang-ShengORCID iD for Lee, Wang-Sheng orcid.org/0000-0001-5614-0465
Journal name Journal of development studies
Volume number 52
Issue number 10
Start page 1499
End page 1516
Total pages 18
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 0022-0388
1743-9140
Summary We examine, for the first time, the effects of corruption on income using household survey data from a developing country. Estimating the effects of corruption on income is challenging because of the simultaneous relationship between the two variables. We use a two-step instrumental variable approach to identify the effects of corruption on income. We find that after adjusting for simultaneity bias the act of bribery reduces income and that higher bribes have a negative effect on income. Taken together, our results provide a possible explanation why a vicious cycle between corruption and income inequality does not exist in the land sector in Bangladesh.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00220388.2016.1146702
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
140301 Cross-Sectional Analysis
Socio Economic Objective 940108 Distribution of Income and Wealth
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Informa UK
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30083496

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Collection: Department of Economics
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