Oslo Economics has conducted a study on the cost and benefits of whistleblowing
A whistleblower is an employee who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization. In 2016 the Norwegian government appointed a commitee to gather knowledge on whistleblowing and consider measures to promote whistleblowing. To support the committee’s work, the Ministry of Labour and Social affairs has commissioned Oslo Economics, with its partners prof. Giancarlo Spagnolo and the law firm Haavind, to conduct a study on the effects of whistleblowing, and possible effects of promoting whistleblowing.
The main results of the study are summarized in a letter to the editor of newspaper Dagens Næringsliv by the leader of the Whistleblowing-committee, Anne Cathrine Frøstrup (in Norwegian).
The full report is accessible on the web sites of the Whistleblowing-committee.