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