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Managing the crisis: A comparative analysis of economic governance in 14 countries Using data from the Bertelsmann Transformation Index for transition countries and the Sustainable Governance Indicators for OECD countries, this report analyses the countries’ capacities to respond to the economic crisis 2007-2009. For transition countries, a lack of these capacities is found to be strongly correlated to widespread corruption. Read More...
Corporate Governance and Corruption: A Cross-Country Analysis This paper examines the supply-side of corruption. The author argues that corporate governance is among the important factors determining the level of corruption. Using a cross-country dataset, the paper tests hypotheses that explicitly link various measures of corporate governance to the level of corruption. The results show that corporate governance standards can have profound impacts on the effectiveness of the global anti-corruption campaign. Read More...
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. Read More...
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