dotLAB Radio

Corruption, the economy, and society

March 23, 2020 dotLAB Radio
dotLAB Radio
Corruption, the economy, and society
Show Notes

Corruption kills businesses and people, it doesn't respect borders, and it hurts the vulnerable the most. 6 billion people live in corrupt countries according to Transparency International. Depending on how you measure it, corruption's total direct and indirect costs to the EU are between €179 billion and €990 billion per year

In this episode of dotLAB Radio, Dr Robert Gillanders, Assistant Professor of Economics at DCU Business School and Co-founder and Co-director of DCU’s Anti-corruption Research Centre (ARC), talks about all the nasty ways in which corruption places a burden on individuals, industries, and countries. He also talks about:

• What causes people, companies, and countries to become corrupt.
• How many people confuse real corruption with immorality and why this is dangerous.
• How Ireland compares globally on the scale of corrupt countries (and you might be surprised).
• Its impact on business, the economy, and infrastructure.
• The most effective ways to stamp out corrupt practices