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Corruption and trade costs

Sequeira, Sandra (2015) Corruption and trade costs. In: Lagunes, Paul and Rose-Ackerman, Susan, (eds.) Corruption: Global Influences, Politics and the Market. Edward Elgar.

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How corruption affects firm-level trade costs remains an important though relatively unexplored line of inquiry in the trade literature. Corruption can increase trade costs if it represents an additional tax firms have to pay to clear goods across borders, or it can decrease trade costs if it allows firms to circumvent cumbersome bureaucratic procedures or reduce clearing times. This chapter discusses novel evidence from corruption patterns in two ports in Southern Africa, to shed light on the determinants and on the implications for international trade of corruption in transport networks.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Edward Elgar
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 00:39

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