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dc.contributor.authorVu, Trung V.
dc.date.available2020-01-10T02:36:37Z
dc.date.copyright2020-01
dc.identifier.citationVu, T. V. (2020). Climate, Diseases, and the Origins of Corruption (Economics Discussion Papers No. 2001). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9863en
dc.identifier.issn1178-2293
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/9863
dc.description.abstractIt has been commonly observed that tropical countries typically suffer from intense corruption and underdevelopment. I offer an explanation for this long-standing disparity across the world based on variation in the intensity of ultraviolet radiation (UV-R). The central idea of this paper holds that UV-R is positively associated with the (historical) prevalence of eye diseases, which significantly shortens work-life expectancy as a skilled worker. This arguably shapes the global pattern of corrupt practices. Interestingly, this finding appears to be strong and insensitive to accounting for different theories explaining differences in corruption levels across the globe. Further analyses using individual-level data taken from the World Values Survey and provincial level data for China lend strong credence to the cross-country evidence.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectcorruptionen_NZ
dc.subjectclimateen_NZ
dc.subjectdiseasesen_NZ
dc.subjectultraviolet radiationen_NZ
dc.subjectcomparative prosperityen_NZ
dc.titleClimate, Diseases, and the Origins of Corruptionen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.date.updated2020-01-10T02:16:29Z
otago.schoolOtago Business School / Department of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
otago.relation.number2001en_NZ
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