The nexus between corruption and academic freedom: an international examination using mediation analysis
Il 24/01/2023 ore 15.00 - 17.30
Naples, Via Cardinale Guglielmo Sanfelice, 8
Sala convegni Polo umanistico (6th floor)
Seminar "Corruption and Academic Freedom" - The Nexus between Corruption and Academic Freedom: An International Examination Using Mediation Analysis
Speaker: Rajeev K. Goel (Professor of Economics, Illinois State University, USA; Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany; Cnr-Ismed, Italy; CESifo Research Network Fellow).
Abstract: Studying a relatively under-researched aspect in economics, this paper examines the nexus between corruption and academic freedom. Our main hypothesis is that greater corruption undermines academic freedom and we test this hypothesis using cross-national data for 104 nations over the years 2012 to 2018. Our results support the main hypothesis, and this finding also generally holds across alternative aspects of academic freedom. Another contribution of this work lies in dissecting the direct and indirect (through corruption) effects of various drivers of academic freedom. Finally, additional insights are gained via considering different dimensions of academic freedom and how they are (qualitatively and quantitatively) impacted by corruption.
Cnr - Istituto di studi sul Mediterraneo
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