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Article: Corruption, anti-corruption, and inter-county income disparity in China

TitleCorruption, anti-corruption, and inter-county income disparity in China
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Issue Date2011
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/soscij
Citation
Social Science Journal, 2011, v. 48 n. 3, p. 435-448 How to Cite?
AbstractThe rapid economic growth in China has been connected with a large income gap across regions. While most existing research has focused on economic factors to explain the problem, we argue that local government's anti-corruption endeavors also play a very significant role in influencing local income levels. Recent research shows that corruption undermines economic growth and generates poverty, we therefore hypothesize that government anti-corruption measures should increase local income levels. Using county-level data and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) estimates, we find counties with higher degree of anti-corruption tend to have higher income measured by county-level per capita GDP. We also employ a recently developed Shapley value decomposition technique to quantify the contributions of each variable. We find that anti-corruption plays a large role in explaining inter-county income disparity in China. © 2011.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159090
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.807
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.442
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dc.contributor.authorWu, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Jen_HK
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Science Journal, 2011, v. 48 n. 3, p. 435-448en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0362-3319en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe rapid economic growth in China has been connected with a large income gap across regions. While most existing research has focused on economic factors to explain the problem, we argue that local government's anti-corruption endeavors also play a very significant role in influencing local income levels. Recent research shows that corruption undermines economic growth and generates poverty, we therefore hypothesize that government anti-corruption measures should increase local income levels. Using county-level data and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) estimates, we find counties with higher degree of anti-corruption tend to have higher income measured by county-level per capita GDP. We also employ a recently developed Shapley value decomposition technique to quantify the contributions of each variable. We find that anti-corruption plays a large role in explaining inter-county income disparity in China. © 2011.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.identifier.emailZhu, J: zhujn@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.soscij.2011.05.001en_HK
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