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Lavallée E., Roubaud François. (2019). Corruption in the informal sector : evidence from West Africa. Journal of Development Studies, 55 (6), p. 1067-1080. ISSN 0022-0388.

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Corruption in the informal sector : evidence from West Africa
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Article référencé dans le Web of Science WOS:000461483600003
Lavallée E., Roubaud François
Journal of Development Studies, 2019, 55 (6), p. 1067-1080 ISSN 0022-0388
Using a unique dataset, this paper analyses the causes and impacts of bribery in the informal sector in West Africa. It investigates the determinants of the incidence of bribery and the magnitude of the bribes actually paid. Our results show that the mechanisms at play are no different than those found for the formal sector by other authors. With respect to the impacts of corruption on a firm’s performance, our findings show that experience of corruption increases business performance, but that this effect is driven by just one category of informal firm: constrained gazelles.
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Développement, politique de développement, projets de développement [095DEVEL] ; Secteur informel, artisanat [096ECOPAR]
Fonds IRD [F B010071516]
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