Three Essays on the Political Economy of Transparency: How Transparency Influences Governance, Investment, and Redistribution
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This dissertation explores how the informational environment of political economy affects domestic governance and economic performance. The first essay addresses whether the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) improve domestic governance by employing fixed effects regression and Cox Proportional Hazard Model with time-dependent variables. This essay suggests that EITI membership is positively and significantly associated with domestic transparency and that the EITI has few spill-over effects into other transparency institutions. The second essay of my dissertation probes the effect of the EITI on the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI). By using two-stage least squares method and instrumental variables, this essay finds that the EITI membership is positively and significantly associated with the flow of FDI. The third essay explores whether the effect of inequality on redistribution is mediated by the level of transparency of a country. The assumption that average citizens are aware of their income level in the entire income distribution is unfounded, and this misperception influences public preferences for redistribution. However, correcting this misperception by providing accurate information makes public preference move in favor of redistribution. Built on the existing literature on inequality and redistribution, this paper finds that transparency increases redistribution and the effect of transparency is greater when there are socio-economic cleavages among the race/ethnic groups of a society.
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