Journal Article

Corruption and innovation

Abstract: In this article, the author illustrates how corruption can affect an industry's rate of innovation. An interesting result of analysis is that, under certain parameter ranges, small increases in the penalties to corruption or the effectiveness of detection can result in large increases in product innovation.

Keywords: Corruption; Technological innovations;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Economic Perspectives

Publication Date: 2008

Volume: 32

Issue: Q I

Pages: 29-39