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Policy Matters

Dec 19, 2018

Every politician claims to oppose corruption, which can mean everything from a small bribe to a policeman to a multimillion dollar kickback to a government official.   And yet it remains a fact of life in many countries around the world.   What is corruption?   Why should we worry about it?   What are the causes of corruption?   And what are the most effective ways to combat it?  

This episode’s guest is Dr. Paul Lagunes, the 2018 Board of Advisors Visiting Fellow at the Baker Institute.  He is also an assistant professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.   His research on the political economy of development examines the issue of corruption with a focus on the Americas.