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    • Civil Society, Public Action and Accountability in Africa 

      Devarajan, Shantayanan; Khemani, Stuti; Walton, Michael (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University., 2011)
      This paper examines the potential role of civil society action in increasing state accountability for development in Sub-Saharan Africa. It further develops the analytical framework of the World Development Report 2004 on ...
    • Corruption 

      Banerjee, Abhijit; Hanna, Rema N.; Mullainathan, Sendhil (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2012)
      In this paper, we provide a new framework for analyzing corruption in public bureaucracies. The standard way to model corruption is as an example of moral hazard, which then leads to a focus on better monitoring and stricter ...
    • Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from US States 

      Campante, Filipe Robin; Do, Quoc-Anh (American Economic Association, 2014)
      We show that isolated capital cities are robustly associated with greater levels of corruption across US states, in line with the view that this isolation reduces accountability. We then provide direct evidence that the ...