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dc.contributor.authorMusila, Jacob
dc.identifier.otherInternational Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) Conference in London, UK, May 28-June 2, 2007
dc.descriptionI presented my paper on May 31 and was well received. The discussants believe that I’m doing something new that will contribute to our understanding of why corruption rates vary across countries. This is the only study known to have attempted this line of inquiry. There were a few questions regarding the empirical results, particularly the problem of multi-collinearity with some variables. However, I was able to show that the results themselves do not show the presence multi-collinearity. One suggestion from a participant, which I think is useful in improving the paper, was that I explore the monte carlo simulation method to establish the j-shaped corruption-democracy. The monte carlo study will be my next step in this study. A part from presenting a paper, I also co-chaired a session titled “Ethical Governance and corruption Reduction”.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the relationship between democracy and corruption. Using data on African countries, I find the relationships between democracy and corruption measures to be statistically significant and nonlinear in nature. The coefficients of the nonlinear regressions suggest that corruption is slightly lower in dictatorships than in partial democracies; and that once past a threshold, corruption is substantially lower in democracies. Apart from democracy variables, I also find the effects of legal systems, religious traditions, and ethnic fractionalization to be key determinants of cross-country variations in corruptions rates.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAcademic & Professional Development Fund (A&PDF)en
dc.subjectAfrican countriesen
dc.titleDemocracy and Ethics, Governance, and Corruption Perception in Africa: A Cross-Country Analysis”en

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