Hear This Idea
Hear This Idea
Apr 26, 2020
10. Toke Aidt on Corruption and Political Economy
58 min

Dr Toke Aidt is Director of Studies in Economics at Jesus College, Cambridge as well as Director of the Keynes Fund.

In this episode we discuss

  • Why some economists believe corruption can be a force for good, or at least a lesser evil
  • Why Toke believes this view does not hold up to scrutiny
  • And how self-reinforcing cycles of corruption can make tackling it very hard (but also rewarding)

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