Working Paper No. 564

On the Cultural Transmission of Corruption

Publicerad: October 3, 2001 Antal sidor: 25Nyckelord: Corruption, Cultural Transmission; Education; EthicsJEL-koder: D10; J13

On the Cultural Transmission of Corruption Ester Hauk and María Sáez-Martí


We provide a cultural explanation to the phenomenon of corruption in the framework of an overlapping generations model with intergenerational transmission of values. We show that the economy has two steady states with different levels of corruption. The driving force in the equilibrium selection process is the education effort exerted by parents which depends on the distribution of ethics in the population and on expectations about future policies. We propose some policy interventions which via parents' efforts have long-lasting effects on corruption and show the success of intensive education campaigns. Educating the young is a key element in reducing corruption successfully. 

Europaperspektiv 2019

EU och nationalstatens återkomst

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Detta är den tjugoandra årgången av Europaperspektiv. Lars Oxelheim, IFN och Lunds universitet, är en av bokens redaktörer. I nio kapitel diskuterar ledande svenska forskare hur EU påverkar och påverkas av nationalstatens återkomst i Europa. Magnus Henrekson och Özge Öner, IFN, är medförfattare till ett av kapitlen i boken.

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