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Inequality, corruption and the informal sector

Dobson, Stephen; Ramlogan-Dobson, Carlyn


Stephen Dobson

Carlyn Ramlogan-Dobson


The marginal impact of corruption on income inequality is shown to be a linear function of the size of the informal sector. This implies that anti-corruption policies alone are unlikely to reduce inequality in countries with a large informal sector. © 2011 Elsevier B.V..


Dobson, S., & Ramlogan-Dobson, C. (2012). Inequality, corruption and the informal sector. Economics letters, 115(1), 104-107.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 30, 2011
Online Publication Date Dec 8, 2011
Publication Date Apr 1, 2012
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Economics Letters
Print ISSN 0165-1765
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 115
Issue 1
Pages 104-107
Keywords Corruption, Income inequality, Informal sector,
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Contract Date Nov 13, 2014