University Professor, Claremont Graduate University; former dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Instability and economic crisis in hot spots from Greece to Ukraine, from Pakistan to Thailand, from Egypt to Argentina, have been blamed on corruption and abuse of power. But if corruption has become systemic, what can possibly be done? Fortunately, there are recent success stories in reducing corruption, such as the Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III. The success stories show how the private sector can play a key role in fighting corruption. Klitgaard discusses the lessons for scholars and activists, as well as for business, government, and international institutions.
This lecture is a part of a series entitled, "Market Solutions to Economics Development Issues," sponsored by the Koch Foundation.