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Political trust, corruption, and ratings of the IMF and the world bank
Breen, Michael; Gillanders, Robert
There are only a handful of studies that examine public support for the IMF and World Bank. Public opinion data on attitudes to the economy feature prominently in these studies. Utilizing data from the Afrobarometer survey, we find that evaluations of the economy, ideology and a range of socio-demographic factors including age, gender, employment status, health, education, and living conditions are not significantly related to ratings of effectiveness. Rather, we find that political trust and corruption—two very important concepts in the wider literature on individual level attitudes toward international relations and foreign policy issues—are strongly associated with ratings of effectiveness.
Keyword(s): Business ethics; Economics; Africa; corruption; International Monetary Fund; public opinion; trust; World Bank
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Breen, Michael ORCID: 0000-0002-5857-9938 <> and Gillanders, Robert ORCID: 0000-0001-9462-0005 <> (2015) Political trust, corruption, and ratings of the IMF and the world bank. International Interactions, 41 (2). pp. 337-364. ISSN 0305-0629
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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First Indexed: 2018-04-21 06:05:13 Last Updated: 2019-02-09 06:10:13