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ISAS Seminar: "Is Corruption Growth-Enhancing in Autocracies?" by Dr Shrabani Saha

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 from 15:00 to 16:30 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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PROGRAMME (3.00pm - 4.30pm)

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Introductory Remarks
Dr Rani D Mullen
Visiting Research Fellow
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

ISAS Seminar
Is Corruption Growth-Enhancing in Autocracies?
Dr Shrabani Saha
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)
University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

Chairperson
Dr Rani D Mullen
Visiting Research Fellow
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

Interactive Session with Dr Shrabani Saha

Tea Reception and Networking

End of Presentation

Abstract

Corruption is widely believed to negatively affect economic growth. Is this negative relationship equally likely to hold for autocracies and democracies? The seminar examines the role of the political regime in mediating corruption-growth relationship using panel data over 100 countries for the period 1984 to 2012. There is clear and unambiguous evidence that corruption-growth relationship differs by political regime, and the growth enhancing effect of corruption is more likely in autocracies than in democracies. The marginal effect analysis shows that, in strongly autocratic countries, higher corruption may actually lead to significantly higher growth, while this is not the case in democracies.


About the Speaker

Dr Shrabani Saha is a Development and Macro Economist and is currently an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the Lincoln International Business School at the University of Lincoln (UoL), United Kingdom (UK). She joined UoL in 2014. Before joining UoL, she was at the Edith Cowan University in Australia, Massey University in New Zealand and University of Sydney in Australia.

 

She holds a PhD degree in Economics from Massey University, New Zealand, Master of Economics degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, and Master of Science degree from the University of Calcutta, India. She also holds a professional teaching qualification from Higher Education Academy, UK, as Fellow.

 

Dr Saha has been teaching Development Economics, Microeconomics, Economic Growth, Macroeconomics and International Trade at both post-graduate and undergraduate levels. Along with teaching, she has been guiding many masters and doctoral scholars.

 

Her research and successful publications are in the areas of Development Economics, Economics of Corruption, Financial Economics, Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, International Trade, Political Economy, Political Economy, and Terrorism and Tourism.

 

She is deeply interested in political economy, terrorism, economic growth, development economics and international trade issues. The main areas of her research focus on causes and effects of corruption across nations and corruption’s relations with democracy and economic freedom. She has been also engaged in research involving political instability and its effects on tourism demands and economic growth.

 

In addition to many refereed articles in edited volumes and conference proceedings, she has contributed in many peer-reviewed international journals (like Economic Letters, Economic Modelling, Journal Travel Research, and Tourism Analysis, etc.

Do you have questions about ISAS Seminar: "Is Corruption Growth-Enhancing in Autocracies?" by Dr Shrabani Saha? Contact Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore
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ISAS Board Room
#09-06, Block B
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119620
Singapore

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 from 15:00 to 16:30 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


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Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute at National University of Singapore. The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia. ISAS is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia. The Institute seeks to promote understanding of the region, and to communicate the knowledge and insights about it to policymakers, the business community, academia and civil society, in Singapore and beyond.

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