The world has a long persisting socioeconomic epidemic that affects all society actors, including individuals and businesses. International organizations have estimated global cost of corruption to economy that is around $2.6 trillion. But what is corruption? How do individuals and business engage with corrupt practices? What kind of consequences corruption might have? What are the possible ways to combat against corruption and to make our economy healthier?
Gaygysyz Ashyrov is a research fellow and programme director at the School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu. His research interests cover corruption studies, institutional economics, post-Communist countries and development economics.