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    Corruption in EU financial aid in the European Neighbourhood countries

    Magdalena Lyubenova discusses her winning entry to the Transparency International competition for the best anti-corruption thesis.

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    TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON INTEGRITY 2016 – THE GLOBAL MEETING OF YOUNG LEADERS

    Paulius Murauskas, of Transparency International's Lithuanian Chapter, gives a snapshot of what can be expected from attending the Transparency International School on Integrity in 2016.

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    Levels of public integrity show multi-speed Europe

    New ranking of public integrity in the European Union Member States shows Finland leading, with Bulgaria lagging behind.

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    Friends with benefits? Join the debate on policy capture at the OECD Itegrity Forum!

    A guest blog from Michael Johnston and Frédéric Boehm. Michael is the Charles A. Dana Professor of political science at Colgate University, USA. Frédéric is a Policy Analyst at the OECD.

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16 Sep 2010

Does democracy produce quality of government?

This is a recently published article in the European Journal of Political Research which looks at democracy's conditional relationship with Quality of Government (QoG). This article examines the relationship between political regimes and quality of government (QoG), which is defined broadly and measured empirically as ‘controlling corruption, having an effective bureaucracy and a strong, impartial rule of law’. The authors ask the broad question - which type of political regime - democracy or ...

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27 Aug 2010

Player and Referee: Conflicting Interests and the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Mega events, like the FIFA 2010 World Cup are catalysts for competition – not only among football stars, but also among the many contenders in the private and public sectors who seek to benefit from multiple state tenders that flow from these highly financed events.

Research Article
13 Jul 2010

The Political Economy of Corruption and the Role of Financial Institutions

This article seeks to explain why corruption does not usually decrease after democratic transitions. Based on a probabilistic voting model, it predicts that the quality and existance of financial institutions is correlated to the degree of corruption after transitions.

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08 Jul 2010

The rise of the prosecutorial efforts in foreign corruption: Lessons learned from recent FCPA cases

Mr. Ong’s article is a concise and compelling piece published this year about legal enforcement trends of the U.S.’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). It is an easy-to-read retrospective which offers insightful suggestions to corruption regulators the world over. It encourages us to re-examine what existing legal tools we have at our disposal and how to cleverly use them to our advantage as anti-corruption advocates. He demonstrates that we don’t need to reinvent the wheel in order to ...

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08 Jul 2010

The Smuggling of Art, and the Art of Smuggling: Uncovering the Illicit Trade in Cultural Property and Antiques

The paper empirically analyze the illicit trade in cultural property and antiques, taking advantage of different reporting incentives between source and destination countries. The authors generate a measure of illicit trafficking in these goods based on the difference between imports recorded in United States’ customs data and the (purportedly identical) trade as recorded by customs authorities in exporting countries. This reporting gap is found to be highly correlated with the corruption ...

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08 Jul 2010

Does Exposing Corrupt Politicians Reduce Corruption? Reputation and Accountability in Local Governments

The paper examines whether the disclosure of information about corruption practices induce a sustained reduction in corruption levels. The authors attempts to answer the question using publicly-available routine audit reports in Puerto Rico. The goverment has established a mechanism to routinely conduct municipal government audits, whose findings are then made publicly available and disseminated to media sources. Using a longitudinal dataset of corrupt violations constructed from the audit ...

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08 Jul 2010

Electoral Rules and Constitutional Structures as Constraints on Corruption

Empirical study showing that PR-Systems are more prone to corruption than plurality systems

Research Article
01 Jul 2010

Sources of corruption in authoritarian regimes

In this paper, the authors investigate whether personalistic authoritarian ruling regimes exhibit higher degrees of corruption than single-party or military dictatorships. Using cross-sectional data from over 40 dictatorial regimes, they find that personalistic and personalistic-hybrid regimes show to be significantly more corrupt. Additionally, the authors corroborate existing research in finding that countries with the availability of natural resources were more likely to be corrupt, while ...

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01 Jul 2010

Political Institutions and Corruption: The Role of Unitarism and Parliamentarism

This article examines the impact of territorial sovereignty (unitary or federal) and the composition of the executive (parliamentary or presidential) on levels of perceived political corruption cross-nationally.

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16 Jun 2010

The persistence of corruption: Evidence from the 1992 presidential impeachment in Brazil

The 1992 impeachment of president Collor in Brazil and its impact on politically connected companies both in the short and long term. In this paper Rita examines the 1992 impeachment of president Collor in Brazil to analyze its impact on politically connected companies both in the short and long term. In an innovative approach, she uses an event study methodology to establish the short-term effect of impeachment on the companies' performance.

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ANTICORRP Research Pioneer Measurements on Government Favouritism

Researchers of the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project recently published the third volume of the policy series “The Anticorruption Report”.

Book Launch

The Hertie School of Governance and the ANTICORRP research project are hosting a book launch and roundtable discussion to discuss Alina Mungiu-Pippidi's new book...

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