Abstract for: Understanding & Modelling Corruption: Exploiting System Dynamics

It has been observed that developing countries normally have more corruption than developed countries, because the governments typically occupy a strategic position in processes of early capitalism. While this is true for most of the developing countries, the incidence of corruption and its effects are different because state capacities, policies and social and political contexts vary widely. Our research aims to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of corruption through critical observation of the everyday experiences of corruption. The corruption index is positioned in the center of the model, an increase in corruption increases the complexity of the feedback structure of the economic system since they add new causal relationships connected to those affected by unequal distribution of resources and going into poverty trap. Our key contribution is the rich insights about issues of values, social aspects, inflation government size and political norms when considering perceptions of corruption in Pakistan.