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Competition policy, inflation and corruption: evidence from African economies

Smith-Hillman, A. V. (2007) Competition policy, inflation and corruption: evidence from African economies. Applied Economics Letters. 14(9), pp. 653-656. 1350-4851.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Using regression analysis, the study examines the relationship between competition policy, inflation and corruption within 23 African economies. The inclusion of a group of 20 industrial countries acts as a benchmark enabling the evaluation of the significance of competition policy within countries with good governance records. The results reveal the absence of a statistically significant relationship when the two groups are independently assessed however, when all 43 countries are combined the results prove to be statistically significant. Whilst the results do not provide the unambiguous support of a relationship, this does not negate a role for competition policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD41 Competition
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5387 Business ethics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC94 By region or country > HC800 Africa
Creators: Smith-Hillman, A Vindelyn
Publisher: Routledge
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law
Date: 1 July 2007
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 653-656
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Economics Letters
Volume: 14
Number: 9
Language: English
ISSN: 1350-4851
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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