Parliamentary Systems are Less Prone to Corruption

The Folketing: Denmark's Parliament ---- Denmark has consistently been the least corrupt country according to Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index

The Folketing: Denmark’s Parliament —- Denmark has consistently been the least corrupt country according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index

This is an article written by three economics PhD’s, namely Dr. Norman Loayza, Dr. Daniel Lederman, and Dr. Rodrigo Soares – all Latin Americans – who conducted research to see whether Form of Government had anything to do with levels of Corruption. Interestingly, these three economists aren’t the only people who have done such a study. Two American political scientists – Dr. John Gerring and Dr. Strom Thacker also got the same results.

Looking at this Transparency International ranking of the 30 least corrupt countries in the world, it’s easy to see that most of them happen to use Parliamentary Systems. Now that’s just simple “naked eye” viewing.

Least Corrupt Countries - CPI

How much more if actual statistical regression analysis was done in order to make a much clearer view of the connection between these two.

Please check out the PDF document embedded below by Drs Lederman, Loazya, and Soares in order to read exactly what the three economists have found out. Another PDF document comes right after the one below.


Down below is the PDF document of the paper by Dr. John Gerring and Dr. Strom Thacker: