Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 25, issue 2, P271-291 2009 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grp012 View full text
T. S. Aidt

Abstract: Many scholarly articles on corruption give the impression that the world is populated by two types of people: the "sanders" and the "greasers". The "sanders" believe that corruption is an obstacle to development, while the "greasers" believe that corruption can (in some cases) foster development. This paper takes a critical look at these positions. It concludes that the evidence supporting the "greasing the wheels hypothesis" is very weak and shows that there is no correlation between a new measure of managers…

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