Corruption and Development

In: Culture Global Economy Source: Economist

5 Dec 2011

Graphing the Corruption Perceptions Index vs the Human Development Index shows a pretty clear correlation. Of course, “perception” indices are always of dubious value.image

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lam

December 11th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

At a squared correlation coefficient of only 56 percent, there must be better predictors of human development. And of course that is the question: which predicts which? Is it prevalent corruption that keeps human development down or low human development that keeps corruption high.

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