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10. Toke Aidt on Corruption and Political Economy Hear This Idea

    • Social Sciences

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)



You can read more on this episode's accompanying write-up (which we highly recommend!) hearthisidea.com/episodes/Toke.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for future guests, please get in touch through our website.

Please also consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you're listening to this; we're just starting out and it would really help listeners find us!

If you want to support the show more directly, you can also buy us a beer at tips.pinecast.com/jar/hear-this-idea. Thanks for listening!

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)



You can read more on this episode's accompanying write-up (which we highly recommend!) hearthisidea.com/episodes/Toke.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for future guests, please get in touch through our website.

Please also consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you're listening to this; we're just starting out and it would really help listeners find us!

If you want to support the show more directly, you can also buy us a beer at tips.pinecast.com/jar/hear-this-idea. Thanks for listening!

58 min

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