Taxation, Corruption and the Exchange Rate Regime

31.03.2008 | HWWI Research Paper | von Carsten Hefeker

The paper analyzes the relation between institutional quality, such as corruption, in a country and its monetary regime. It is shown that a credibly fixed exchange rate to a low inflation country, like a currency board, can reduce corruption and improve the fiscal system. A monetary union, however, has ambiguous effects. I find that there is convergence between countries with regard to the level of corruption.


Prof. Dr. Carsten Hefeker