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

Transparency in Corporate Reporting Codebook

  • corporate

Integrity pledges: a tool against corruption

  • local government
  • conflict of interest
  • asset declaration
  • elections
  • income and asset declaration
  • integrity pledges

Integrating anti-corruption measures in Georgia’s newly established competition agency

  • eu
  • european union
  • deep and comprehensive free trade agreement dcfta
  • agency ofr free trade and competition
  • georgia
  • institution building

Right to information: preparatory documents and vexatious requests

  • access to information
  • freedom of information
  • information law


  • codes of conduct
  • parliamentarians

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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