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Corruption, Shadow Economy and Deforestation: Friends or Strangers?

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Babes-Bolyai University, 400591 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Academic Editor: Mogens Steffensen
Received: 29 July 2021 / Revised: 16 August 2021 / Accepted: 17 August 2021 / Published: 25 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Economic and Financial Crimes)
This study aims to reveal the connection between corruption and shadow economy, on one hand, and deforestation, on the other. The research considers 131 countries from all over the world, in the timeframe between the years 2012 and 2020, and it reveals that corruption and shadow economy positively influence deforestation. Determinants like democratic governance quality, press freedom, wood export share, and culture are also key factors in implementing the right, efficient countermeasures aimed at reducing the levels of illegal deforestation and sustainably managing the forestland. The importance of this study is to provide a solid quantitative basis to decision-makers that come across this problem of illegal logging through a better, fact-based understanding of the phenomenon. View Full-Text
Keywords: corruption; shadow economy; deforestation; illegal logging; timber mafia; wooden mafia; sustainability corruption; shadow economy; deforestation; illegal logging; timber mafia; wooden mafia; sustainability
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Cozma, A.-C.; Cotoc, C.-N.; Vaidean, V.L.; Achim, M.V. Corruption, Shadow Economy and Deforestation: Friends or Strangers? Risks 2021, 9, 153. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/risks9090153

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Cozma A-C, Cotoc C-N, Vaidean VL, Achim MV. Corruption, Shadow Economy and Deforestation: Friends or Strangers? Risks. 2021; 9(9):153. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/risks9090153

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Cozma, Adeline-Cristina, Corina-Narcisa Cotoc, Viorela L. Vaidean, and Monica V. Achim 2021. "Corruption, Shadow Economy and Deforestation: Friends or Strangers?" Risks 9, no. 9: 153. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/risks9090153

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