The past 30 years have witnessed a remarkable shift in our understanding of the elements that make for sustainable economic development. The focus of the economics profession has broadened, as we have come to better comprehend the role of such factors as education and skills, institutions, technology, transparency and accountability. This presentation deals with one of these concerns: the role of corruption and its multifaceted interactions with the process of economic development. It explores some of the principal sources of corruption and its economic and social consequences, drawing on a vast treasure trove of experience and insights accumulated during the postwar period. The question of what can be done about corruption is central to the arguments put forth.
Join CLAS in welcoming SFS Senior Fellow, Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros, who will lead this fascinating discussion.