In countries where government cabinets are thicker and heavier, corruption is just as high. (Photo: File)
Harvard: This year’s ‘Nobel Prize in Economics’, also known as the ‘IG Nobel Prize’, has been awarded to a study that has linked politicians to obesity and corruption.
The study, conducted last year by Paulo Blavatsky of the Montpellier Business School in France, looked at 299 politicians from 15 countries and found that in countries where obesity is common among ruling-class politicians, corruption is even higher.
These countries included Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The results of Blavatsky’s award-winning research are published in the research journal Economics of Transition and Institutional Change. Published last year۔
The Ig Nobel Prize has been awarded every year for the past 31 years for scientific research that may seem ridiculous and ridiculous, but in fact very serious and thought-provoking.
this year The award is given for research in ten areas These range from biology, environment, physics, chemistry and economics to transportation.
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In his research, Professor Dr. Blavatsky collected face-to-face photos of 299 politicians from 15 countries, taken in 2017.
He then used a special computer program to find out the ‘Body Mass Index’ (BMI) of each politician.
This software is specially designed for this purpose and its performance is also very good and reliable.
BMI refers to the relationship between a person’s height and weight, which is recognized as a global standard for measuring obesity.
Professor Blavatsky found out the individual BMIs of all these politicians, on the basis of which he compiled the individual BMIs of the politicians in each country’s cabinet during 2017 and the ‘total BMIs’ obtained. I reviewed.
From this analysis, they found that in countries where the government cabinet (ie the government) was “overweight” in terms of its overall BMI, corruption was equally high.
How much corruption is there in which country? To find out, Professor Blautsky used Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, the World Bank’s Global Index of Government Measures to Control Corruption, and the International Index of Public Integrity.
The study only found that in countries where ruling-class politicians are more obese, corruption is just as high.
why like this; And is this true for all the countries of the world? More research is needed to find out.