Tyler Cowen’s and Alex Tabarrok’s Marginal Revolution University has a new lesson series posted on Corruption (the link is to the first lesson, Corruption and Growth). From my email notification of these lessons:
This week’s MRUniversity lessons cover one of the biggest inhibitors of growth in developing countries: corruption. Not only does corruption impose a social cost to society, but also a significant economic cost. Justice and individual rights are essential for a country’s development.
In these videos, we will cover:
- The ways corruption damages economic growth
- How much corruption costs the people who have to pay
- Why rent-seeking is bad for the economy
- Measurements of corruption
- Why countries with 40 years of uninterrupted democracy seem to have lower instances of corruption
- Are women less corrupt than men?
- The worst countries when it comes to racking up diplomatic parking tickets (and why)
- And finally, how to fight corruption
I may not get the chance to go through all this, but wanted to pass it along since it has been a topic here on CT Applied lately.