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Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption

  • Kaushik Basu
  • Tito Cordella

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella
    Pages 1-13
  3. Francis Fukuyama
    Pages 51-73
  4. Susan Rose-Ackerman, Bonnie J. Palifka
    Pages 75-111
  5. Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani
    Pages 209-251
  6. Claudio Ferraz, Frederico Finan
    Pages 253-284
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 389-402

About this book


This book considers how emerging economies around the world face the challenge of building good institutions and effective governance, since so much of economic development depends on having these in place. The promotion of shared prosperity and the battle against poverty require interventions to reach out to the poor and the disadvantaged. Yet time and again we have seen such effort foild or diminished by corruption and leakage.

The creation of good governance and institutions and structures to combat corruption require determination and passion but also intricate design rooted in data, analysis, and research. In this book, leading researchers from around the world bring to the table some of the best available ideas to help create better governance structures, design laws for corruption control, and nurture good institutions.


anti-corruption political economy leakage emerging economies good governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Kaushik Basu
    • 1
  • Tito Cordella
    • 2
  1. 1.The World BankWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.The World BankWashington, DCUSA

About the editors

Kaushik Basu is Professor of Economics and holds the C. Marks Chair at Cornell University, New York, USA; and former Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2012-16, and Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, 2009-12. 

 Tito Cordella is adviser in the World Bank Development Economics Group, Washington DC, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption
  • Editors Kaushik Basu
    Tito Cordella
  • Series Title International Economic Association Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title International Economic Association
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-73822-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-65683-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-65684-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 402
  • Number of Illustrations 32 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Economics
    Law and Economics
    Economic Policy
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