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Institutions, Governance and the Control of Corruption

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Considers the economic, political, legal and social implications of a corrupt economic system

  • Includes contributions from leading world experts on the topic of corruption and leakage

  • A global perspective featuring some of the latest thinking on corruption

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

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    • Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella
    Pages 1-13
  3. Corruption as a Political Phenomenon

    • Francis Fukuyama
    Pages 51-73
  4. Corruption, Organized Crime, and Money Laundering

    • Susan Rose-Ackerman, Bonnie J. Palifka
    Pages 75-111
  5. If Politics is the Problem, How Can External Actors be Part of the Solution?

    • Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani
    Pages 209-251
  6. Fighting Political Corruption: Evidence from Brazil

    • 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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA

    Kaushik Basu, Tito Cordella

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65684-7

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-73822-2Published: 16 April 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-65683-0Published: 11 April 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-65684-7Published: 04 April 2018

  • Series ISSN: 2662-6330

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-6349

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 402

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: International Economics, Law and Economics, Economic Policy

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Softcover Book USD 39.99
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