Title: Foreign direct investment & petty corruption in SubSaharan Africa
Subtitle: an empirical analysis at the local level
Authors: Donaubauer, Julian 
Kannen, Peter 
Steglich, Frauke
Language: en
Keywords: Universit├Ątsbibliographie;Evaluation 2019
Issue Date: 11-Jul-2019
Publisher: Kiel Centre for Globalization
Document Type: Working Paper
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): KCG working paper 
Issue: 16 (July 2019)
Pages: circa 39 Seiten
Publisher Place: Kiel
Abstract: 
Inspired by a recent and ongoing debate about whether foreign direct investment (FDI) represents a blessing for or an impediment to economic, social, and political development in FDI host countries this paper addresses two issues: Does the presence of foreign investors impact the occurrence of petty corruption? If so, what are the main underlying mechanisms? Geocoding an original firm ]level dataset and combining it with georeferenced household survey data, this is a first attempt to analyze whether the presence of foreign investors is associated with changes in local corruption around foreign ]owned production facilities in 19 Sub-Saharan African countries. Applying an estimation strategy that explores the spatial and temporal variation in the data, we find strong and consistent evidence that the presence of foreign firms increases bribery among people living nearby. When examining two potential channels, we find no support that FDI-induced economic activity leads to more corruption. In contrast, the results provide evidence that FDI affects corruption via norm transmission.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): VWL, insb. Konjunktur und Wachstum 
URL: https://ub.hsu-hh.de/DB=1.8/XMLPRS=N/PPN?PPN=1670021912
http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201398
https://www.kcg-kiel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/KCG-Working-Paper-No.-16.pdf
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