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.

Related Publications

Ireland National Local Authority Integrity Index 2018

  • local government
  • local integrity
  • local administration

What works in working with parliaments against corruption?

  • parliament
  • parliamentarians

Financial intelligence units (FIUs): Effective institutional design, mandate and powers

  • anti-money laundering
  • money laundering
  • financial intelligence units


  • anti-corruption strategy

Good practices in community complaints mechanisms

  • humanitarian aid
  • humanitarian operations
  • aid

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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