Author

Raaj Sah

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

Large and persistent differences in corruption across comparable countries is a challenging research issue. Even more intriguing are such differences across regions within the same country, because the typically considered socioeconomic and governance characteristics are generally more similar across such regions than across different countries. This paper's principal theme is that individuals’ perceptions of their environments are influenced by the realities that they have faced in the past; these perceptions affect their current and future actions; which in turn influence the current and future realities. An articulation and analysis of these dynamics yields significant observations concerning individuals’ behavior and societal outcomes.

Keywords

Governance; Cultures; Persistence; Learning; Beliefs

Discipline

Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Volume

31

Issue

8

First Page

2573

Last Page

2598

ISSN

0165-1889

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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