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Robert Gillanders

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T: Ext. 8915
E: Robert.Gillanders@dcu.ie
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Biography

Rob Gillanders is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dublin City University Business School. He holds a PhD in Economics from University College Dublin. Prior to working at DCUBS he worked in Finland at Hanken School of Economics and Aalto University.

Rob's main research interest is corruption but he is also interested in issues relating to regulation, gender, FDI, and institutions/governance in general. Rob's research has been published in journals including The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economics of Governance, International Interactions, International Tax and Public Finance, The Journal of Development Studies, The Journal of International Development, Kyklos, The Manchester School, and Review of World Economics.

Rob is interested in working with graduate students in his specific research areas and in the fields of Development, Political Economy, and Public Economics more generally.

You can find his full CV and links to his working papers here


Research Interests

My main research interests are in Development, Political Economy and Public Economics, with a particular focus on corruption and governance.

You can find me on Twitter @robgillanders. My IDEAS page can be found here.

I am interested in supervising and working with graduate students in my specific research areas and in the fields of Development, Political Economy, and Public Economics more generally

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Alzahrani , Nuha PhD-track Supervisor
Binhadab , Nouf PhD-track Co-supervisor

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Are new states more corrupt? Expert opinions versus firms’ experiences'
Adhikari T.;Breen M.;Gillanders R. (2019) 'Are new states more corrupt? Expert opinions versus firms’ experiences'. Applied Economics Letters, :1-4 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Deterrence, Contagion, and Legitimacy in Anti-Corruption Policymaking: An Experimental Analysis'
Amadou Boly, Robert Gillanders, and Topi Miettinen (2019) 'Deterrence, Contagion, and Legitimacy in Anti-Corruption Policymaking: An Experimental Analysis'. Journal of Legal Studies, [Details]
2019 'Corruption and support for economic reform in sub-Saharan Africa'
Michael Breen, Robert Gllanders, and Mounir Mahmalat (2019) 'Corruption and support for economic reform in sub-Saharan Africa'. Economics Bulletin, 39 (2):1195-1201 [Details]
2018 'Public Sector Corruption and Trust in the Private Sector'
Gillanders, R;Neselevska, O (2018) 'Public Sector Corruption and Trust in the Private Sector'. Journal of International Development, 30 :1288-1317 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Corruption and the shadow economy at the regional level'
Gillanders R.;Parviainen S. (2018) 'Corruption and the shadow economy at the regional level'. Review of Development Economics, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Experts’ Perceptions Versus Firms’ Experiences of Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment'
Gillanders R.;Parviainen S. (2018) 'Experts’ Perceptions Versus Firms’ Experiences of Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment'. Manchester School, 86 (2):195-218 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Anti-corruption policy making, discretionary power and institutional quality: An experimental analysis'
Boly, A;Gillander, R (2018) 'Anti-corruption policy making, discretionary power and institutional quality: An experimental analysis'. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 152 :314-327 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Gender and Corruption in Business'
Breen, M;Gillanders, R;Mcnulty, G;Suzuki, A (2017) 'Gender and Corruption in Business'. Journal of Development Studies, 53 :1486-1501 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Corruption and anxiety in Sub-Saharan Africa'
Gillanders, R (2016) 'Corruption and anxiety in Sub-Saharan Africa'. Economics of Governance, 17 :47-69 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'The Effects of Foreign Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa'
Robert Gillanders (2016) 'The Effects of Foreign Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa'. Economic And Social Review, 47 (3):339-360 [Details]
2016 'State ownership and corruption'
Billon, S;Gillanders, R (2016) 'State ownership and corruption'. International Tax and Public Finance, 23 :1074-1092 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Foreign direct investment and the ease of doing business'
Corcoran, A;Gillanders, R (2015) 'Foreign direct investment and the ease of doing business'. Review of World Economics, 151 :103-126 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Political Trust, Corruption, and Ratings of the IMF and the World Bank'
Breen, M;Gillanders, R (2015) 'Political Trust, Corruption, and Ratings of the IMF and the World Bank'. International Interactions, 41 :337-364 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Corruption and Infrastructure at the Country and Regional Level'
Gillanders, R (2014) 'Corruption and Infrastructure at the Country and Regional Level'. Journal of Development Studies, 50 :803-819 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Open For Business? Institutions, Business Environment and Economic Development'
Gillanders, R;Whelan, K (2014) 'Open For Business? Institutions, Business Environment and Economic Development'. Kyklos, 67 :535-558 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Corruption, institutions and regulation'
Breen, M;Gillanders, R (2012) 'Corruption, institutions and regulation'. Economics of Governance, 13 :263-285 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'A question of political will: Corruption and Public Administration in Ireland'
Gary Murphy, Robert Gillanders, and Michael Breen (2019) 'A question of political will: Corruption and Public Administration in Ireland' DPCE Online, 38 (1) . [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2017 Effective anti-corruption policy-making: What can we learn from experimental economics?.
Amadou Boly and Robert Gillanders (2017) Effective anti-corruption policy-making: What can we learn from experimental economics?. PEGNet, Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet), Germany. [Details]

Media

  Title Year Type Authors
Why corruption is a threat to world security 2019 Newspaper column (online) Robert Gillanders
Column: Ireland is now the 18th-least corrupt country in the world but there's work to be done 2019 Newspaper article (online) Michael Breen and Robert Gillanders
Newstalk Lunchtime Live 2018 Radio Interviews Robert Gillanders
Tackling corruption needs to become a priority for Ireland 2018 Newspaper article (Print) Robert Gillanders
Why do so many Irish people think that corruption is widespread in our country when it really isn't? 2018 Newspaper column (online) Robert Gillanders
Why do some countries have more red tape than others? 2018 Newspaper column (online) Robert Gillanders
Cool Science and Curious Minds 2018 Podcast Robert Gillanders
Corruption and "the tone at the top" 2018 Newspaper article (online) Robert Gillanders
Don't stop the presses: the importance of press freedom 2018 Newspaper column (online) Robert Gillanders
Power, corruption and lies 2017 Newspaper column (online) Robert Gillanders

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Intermediate Microeconomics EF210Intermediate Microeconomics
2019 Public Finance EF213Public Finance
2019 International Economics EF310International Economics
2019 Economics EF580Economics
2019 Topics in Applied Economics EF331Topics in Applied Economics
2019 Intermediate Microeconomics EF336Intermediate Microeconomics
2019 Public Choice EF325Public Choice

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