*Nejat Anbarci: Professor, Department of Economics, Florida International University, University Park, DM 316, Miami, FL 33199; email: email@example.com.
Traffic Fatalities and Public Sector Corruption
Article first published online: 4 JUL 2006
Volume 59, Issue 3, pages 327–344, August 2006
How to Cite
Anbarci, N., Escaleras, M. and Register, C. (2006), Traffic Fatalities and Public Sector Corruption. Kyklos, 59: 327–344. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6435.2006.00335.x
Monica Escaleras: (Corresponding Author) Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Register: Professor, Department of Economics, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; email: email@example.com.
- Issue published online: 4 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 4 JUL 2006
Traffic accidents result in 1 million deaths annually worldwide, though the burden is disproportionately felt in poorer countries. Typically, fatality rates from disease and accidents fall as countries develop. Traffic deaths, however, regularly increase with income, at least up to a threshold level, before declining. While we confirm this by analyzing 1,356 country-year observations between 1982 and 2000, our purpose is to consider the role played by public sector corruption in determining traffic fatalities. We find that such corruption, independent of income, plays a significant role in the epidemics of traffic fatalities that are common in relatively poor countries.