Economics Seminar: Fatma Nur Karaman (Yaşar University)

Sabancı University
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences




Corruption and Innovation: The Case of EECA Countries


Fatma Nur Karaman
(Yaşar University)


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

11:45-13:15   FASS 2034



Although the effect of corruption on country-level investment is studied widely in literature, only a limited number of research has sought to understand how corruption affects firm-level innovation. Using firm-level data for twenty seven Eastern European and Central Asian countries, we empirically investigate how corruption affects innovation. We find that corruption has a positive effect on the rate of innovation. This finding is robust to alternative measurement proxies.