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Sciences Po | LIEPP, Evaluation of Democracy Research Group
March 2013

Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability and Corruption: Evidence from US States
By Quoc - Anh Do, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and LIEPP, Sciences Po and Filipe R. Campante, Harvard University

The logic of the accountability and capture hypotheses, as we have described in relation to isolated capital cities, pertain most directly to state governments. As such, we would ideally want to measure corruption at that level. The standard measure of federal convictions aggregates state-, federal-, and local-level officials, plus others involved," but an alternative approach is to limit consideration to convictions of state-level officials. These are not discriminated on a state-by-state basis in the PIS Report, but some of the information can be recovered from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRACfed) at Syracuse University......[citing TRAC research].

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