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The Impact of Economic Sanctions on Corruption in Target Countries: A Cross Country Study

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Using a sample of 73 sanctioned and 60 non-sanctioned countries, as well as corruption data spanning the years 1995 to 2012, we attempt to find a relationship between economic sanctions and corruption in target countries . Our findings suggest that countries that have undergone economic sanctions appear to be more corrupt than non-sanctioned countries. We also find that comprehensive economic sanctions tend to generate more corruption than partial sanctions. In this study, we run a regression to determine a linear relationship between corruption as the dependent variable and a number of independent variables, to include economic sanctions, the origin of legal system, the percentage of Protestant population, democracy, and economic development.
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  • Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
  • Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
  • Faculty of Management and Accounting, Farabi College, University of Tehran, Iran,
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