Three essays on corruption in the Middle East and North Africa
This dissertation focuses on the corruption phenomenon at the macro level in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) after the Arab uprisings regarding its impacts on economic growth and income inequality. The first chapter investigates the relationship between corruption and economic growth. The results show that after the Arab Spring, corruption lowers economic growth. After clustering the MENA countries into three categories -- severe, moderate, and light -- according to the magnitude of the Arab protests and their outcomes, the results are obscure due to the low number of observations. ...
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