Corruption and the extractive industries transparency initiative

Papyrakis, Elissaios, Rieger, Matthias and Gilberthorpe, Emma (2017) Corruption and the extractive industries transparency initiative. Journal of Development Studies, 53 (2). pp. 295-309. ISSN 0022-0388

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has received much attention as a scheme that can help reduce corruption in mineral-rich developing economies. To our knowledge, this paper provides the first empirical attempt (using panel data) to explore how EITI membership links to changes in corruption levels. We also examine whether the different stages in EITI implementation (initial commitment, candidature, full compliance) influence the pace of changes in corruption. We find that EITI membership offers, on the whole, a shielding mechanism against the general tendency of mineral-rich countries to experience increases in corruption over time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: extractive industry,transparency initiative,corruption,resource curse
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:15
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 04:51
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1160065

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