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Title: Transparency and local government corruption: what does lack of transparency hide?
Authors: Albalate, Daniel 
Jiménez, Juan Luis 
UNESCO Clasification: 53 Ciencias económicas
Keywords: Political Corruption
Local Government
Issue Date: 2018
Journal: European Journal of Government and Economics 
Abstract: This paper empirically investigates the causal relationship between local government transparency and political corruption in a sample of Spain's 110 largest municipalities. After implementing a two-stage probit estimation procedure, our evidence indicates that transparency is inversely related to the likelihood of local political corruption. This result supports the hypothesis that a lack of transparency conceals corrupt activities and that an unwillingness to provide information is a good proxy of the likelihood of corruption.
ISSN: 2254-7088
DOI: 10.17979/ejge.2018.7.2.4509
Source: European Journal of Government and Economics [ISSN 2254-7088], v. 7 (2), p. 106-122
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