Corruption and Economic Growth

Corruption and Economic Growth

by B. K. Chaturvedi, Shekhar Chandra

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789332701748
Publisher: Academic Foundation
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


B. K. Chaturvedi served as a member of the Planning Commission of India from 2007 to 2014 and of the Thirteenth Finance Commission from 2007 to 2009. Starting his career in the Indian administrative service in 1966, he rose to the highest position in the civil service of the country when he was appointed cabinet secretary. In 2010, the president of India granted him one of the highest civilian awards, the Padma Bhushan. Shekhar Chandra is an engineer who has been working at the intersection of economic growth and environment. He researches India's role in international climate negotiations by combining his analysis of domestic energy challenges with an analysis of the international negotiations and in particular how India can achieve a fair deal without derailing the process.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 11

Preface 13

1 Corruption: Concept and Measurement 19

Defining Corruption

Measurement of Corruption

Petty Corruption and Political Corruption

2 Corruption and Growth 39

Earlier Studies

Our Approach

Conclusion

3 Factors Impacting Corruption 69

Income, Poverty and Income Inequality

Investment and Government Expenditure

Political Stability and Voice and Accountability

Primary and Secondary Education

Nature of Societies

Governance

4 International Experience 89

Finland

United States of America

Singapore

Hong Kong

Political Corruption in Some National Economies

5 Fighting Corruption with Economic Growth 113

Income and Corruption

Drag Effect

Civil Service

Investment

Government Expenditure

Expanding Middle Class and Media

The Best and the Worst

6 Corruption: The Indian Scene 133

A Historical Perspective

Corruption in the Initial Years of Independence

The Era of Reforms

Anti-Corruption Strategy

The Lokpal Act

Constitutional Safeguards

Technology

Independent Monitors

Second Administrative Reforms Commission

(ARC) Recommendations

An Alternative Approach

Systemic Reforms

Ethical Values

Community Values and Education

Investigation, Trial and Punishment of the Corrupt

7 Conclusion 173

Corruption and Ethics

Definition of Corruption and its Measurement

Petty Corruption and Political Corruption

Corruption and Growth

Cross-country Study

Factors Impacting Corruption

International Experience

Incomes, Ecosystem and Corruption Boundary

Fighting Corruption

Corruption in India

Efforts to Control Corruption in India

The New Strategy

Selected Bibliography 193

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