Do natural disasters open a window of opportunity for corruption?

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Nguyen, Q. 2017. Do natural disasters open a window of opportunity for corruption? The Journal of Development Studies. 53 (1), pp. 156-172. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1187724
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TitleDo natural disasters open a window of opportunity for corruption?
AuthorsNguyen, Q.
Abstract

This study explores the link between natural disasters and corruption at the local government. We examine whether a natural disaster affects official households more favorably than non-official households. We find that natural disasters decrease nonofficial household expenditures significantly, however have negligible effect on official household expenditures. Meanwhile, both kinds of households experience similar reduction in incomes, and have much the same disaster coping strategies. Together, the results imply that local officials may receive unobserved monetary compensation – we define as corruption - in the aftermath of natural disasters.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalThe Journal of Development Studies
ISSN0022-0388
Publication dates
Online09 Aug 2016
Print02 Jan 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited02 Dec 2016
Accepted09 Mar 2016
Output statusPublished
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Journal of Development Studies on 09/08/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00220388.2016.1187724

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1187724
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