Political, Social and Economic Determinants of Corruption


  • Nafi Ghaniy Universitas Indonesia
  • Fithra Faisal Hastiadi Universitas Indonesia


This study aims to analyze various political, social and economic determinants, measured through development indicators and various indexes, upon the perceived level of corruption indicated by corruption perception index in 92 observed countries for the year of 2014. The results prove that level of development, degree of democracy, economic freedom, level of education, political stability and religion have significant impact on the perceived level of corruption. Yet, there are differences in significant variables between the developing and developed countries groups.

Keywords: Corruption, Economic Development, GDP per capita

JEL Classifications: O17, O10, O11


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Author Biographies

Nafi Ghaniy, Universitas Indonesia

Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business

Fithra Faisal Hastiadi, Universitas Indonesia

Fithra Faisal Hastiadi obtained his BA in Economics from the University of Indonesia. During his BA, he worked as a teaching assistant in the University of Indonesia at the Department of Economics before he continued his study to Keio University, Japan, from where he got his MA degree. He then earned his PhD degree from Waseda University, Japan. He has published a number of articles for reputable journals and working papers. He shares a significant contribution for ASEAN 2030 study while he was working as a research associate at Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in Tokyo back in 2011. He also served as a senior researcher at the National Economic Council where he gives advices for the President of Indonesia from 2012 to 2013. He was assigned as Research and Community Engagement Manager at Faculty of Economics Universitas Indonesia from January 2014 to January 2017. Currently, he is serving as Head of Research Dissemination Unit/Special Adviser to the Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia.




How to Cite

Ghaniy, N., & Hastiadi, F. F. (2017). Political, Social and Economic Determinants of Corruption. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 7(4), 144–149. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/4768