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