Michael Breen is an Associate Professor of International Political Economy at Dublin City University, Ireland. His main research interests are in the political economy of corruption and anti-corruption, as well as the role of international organisations in the global economy. He has published many papers on these topics and often combines his main research interests with other topics including trade, FDI, gender, regulation, privatization, and economic policy-making.

Michael's research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Development Studies, Economics of Governance, the European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Quarterly, European Union Politics, and many other outlets. His research has been funded by the Irish Research Council and Enterprise Ireland. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy's International Affairs Standing Committee and an External Associate of the University of Warwick's Centre for the study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.

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Overview of oversight mechanisms of parliamentary budgets in Europe

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  • parliament
  • oversight mechanisms

Research Toolkit: Education, Health and Water

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  • social accountability
  • education
  • water
  • basic services
  • sector approaches
  • micro-level appoaches
  • political economy analysis
  • risk assessments
  • resource flow assessments

European Union strategies to support anti-corruption measures in neighbouring countries

  • european union
  • european neighbourhood policy
  • technical assistance

Open Data to Fight Corruption: Case Study on Lithuania’s Judiciary

  • open data
  • judiciary
  • lithuania

Literature review on corruption at ports and border points in Southern Africa

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  • borders
  • ports
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Michael Breen


Dublin City University

Professional Title

Associate Professor


  • Global
  • Europe and Central Asia




Political economy of corruption/anti-corruption; international organisations; international relations; political economy; development

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