Border is better than distance? Contagious corruption in one belt one road economies

Gen-Fu Feng, Bo Sui, Min-Yi Dong, Chunxia Jiang, Chun-Ping Chang

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Abstract

Employing data of one belt one road (OBOR) countries from 2002 to 2013, this study compares the contagious corruption difference between geographic border and distance through the dynamic spatial econometric model. The empirical results not only confirm that corruption in OBOR countries exists under various contagious channels, but also indicate that border effects, serving as contagious channels for corruption, are better than distance effects. The empirical implication is that OBOR countries with a common border tend to possess contagious corruption due to the hosts? demonstration effect and the convenience of transferring illegal assets. We advise that those OBOR countries should enhance the supervision of cash flow, look for any opportunity of kicking back a portion of the stolen money, and establish a specific task force on corruption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1909-1928
Number of pages20
JournalQuality Quantity: International Journal of Methodology
Volume52
Issue number4
Early online date27 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

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Keywords

  • Contagious corruption
  • Border and distance effect
  • Spatial channels
  • One belt one road

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Border is better than distance? Contagious corruption in one belt one road economies. / Feng, Gen-Fu; Sui, Bo; Dong, Min-Yi; Jiang, Chunxia; Chang, Chun-Ping.

In: Quality Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Vol. 52, No. 4, 07.2018, p. 1909-1928.

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Feng, Gen-Fu ; Sui, Bo ; Dong, Min-Yi ; Jiang, Chunxia ; Chang, Chun-Ping. / Border is better than distance? Contagious corruption in one belt one road economies. In: Quality Quantity: International Journal of Methodology. 2018 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 1909-1928.
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