Tina Das and Casey Dirienzo report corruption affects quality of political management

Tina Das, professor of economics, and Casey Dirienzo, associate professor of economics and associate dean of the Love School of Business, have published a paper titled “Quality of Political Management and the Role of Corruption: A Cross Country Analysis" in International Journal of Public Administration, 33(14): 832 – 842.

Using the Bertelsmann Transformation Political Management Index, which measures the role and quality of political leaders, the study empirically investigates the relationship among corruption, economic freedom, and political management, controlling for the underlying socioeconomic and cultural factors that shape the success of a country’s political leadership. Das and Dirienzo’s paper suggests that corruption significantly affects the quality of political management and that the effect is dependent on the level of economic freedom.

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