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Key Research Articles (18)
Transparency in Financial Reporting: Is Country-by-Country Reporting Suitable to Combat International Profit Shifting? ACRN Research Correspondent Likumbi Kapihya reviews a new discussion paper published by the Centre for European Economic Research, highlighting the challenges of using Country-by-Country reporting (CbCR) to promote financial integrity among highly profitable multinational companies. Read More...
Posted at Jun 24, 2014 12:32 PM
European Central Bank accountability: how the monetary dialogue could be improved Abstract: According to the European Union Treaties, the European Central Bank (ECB) is accountable to the European Parliament. In practice, this accountability takes mainly the form of a quarterly Monetary Dialogue between the president of the ECB and the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs committee. Read More...
Posted at May 26, 2014 10:11 AM
Prudence with biased experts when non-transparency was transparent: The case of the rating agencies Abstract: The rating agencies, at the center of the recent financial scandal, were a critical piece of the winning alternative to the Chicago Banking Plan. They were called upon as experts to certify what bonds were prudent for the federally-insured commercial banks to hold. The temptation to bias this certification was well understood at the time and sophisticated steps were taken to attenuate the bias. Nonetheless, over time, the constraints went slack. Read More...
Posted at May 26, 2014 10:05 AM
Book Review: Tropical Gangsters II "Adventures in the World's Poorest Places" Robert Klitgaard, one of the prominent anti-corruption scholars, offers a thorough insight on the problems of development faced by some of the world’s poorest states. Corruption is found to be a common barrier for societal progress. Read More...
Posted at Aug 15, 2013 11:02 PM
New issue of the ACRN Quarterly! Do you want to find out about the latest in corruption research? Check out the new issue of our Anti-Corruption Research Network Quarterly . Read More...
Posted at May 12, 2013 02:29 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (4)
2011 Bribe Payers Index The Bribe Payers Index is a unique tool capturing the supply side of international bribery, specifically focussing on bribes paid by the private sector. The 2011 Bribe Payers Index is the fifth edition of the index, ranking 28 of the world’s largest economies according to the likelihood of firms from these countries to bribe when doing business abroad. It is based on the results of Transparency International’s 2011 Bribe Payers Survey. This asked 3,016 senior business executives in 30 countries around the world for their perceptions of the likelihood of companies, from countries they have business dealings with, to engage in bribery when doing business in the executive’s country. A sectoral ranking is also available which scores and ranks 19 sectors. The survey asked how often three different types of bribery were perceived to occur in each sector: firstly, bribery of low-ranking public officials; secondly, improper contributions to high-ranking politicians to achieve influence; and thirdly, bribery between private companies. Read More...
Posted at Nov 24, 2011 12:38 PM
2011 Financial Secrecy Index The Financial Secrecy Index is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, corruption and illicit financial flows. The FSI combines two measurements, one qualitative and one quantitative. The qualitative measure looks at a jurisdiction’s laws and regulations, international treaties, and so on, to assess how secretive it is. The assessment is given in the form of a secrecy score: the higher the score, the more secretive the jurisdiction. The second, quantitative, measurement attaches a weighting to take account of the jurisdiction’s size and overall importance to the global financial markets. The 2011 Financial Secrecy Index (FSI) focuses on 73 secrecy jurisdictions. These places set up laws and systems which provide legal and financial secrecy to others, elsewhere. The index reveals that the traditional stereotype of tax havens is misplaced. The FSI reveals without doubt that the world’s most important providers of financial secrecy are not small, palm-fringed islands as many suppose, but some of the world’s biggest and wealthiest countries. Read More...
Posted at Oct 31, 2011 03:49 PM
Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World This year's ranking and report assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. The report rankings on ease of doing business have expanded to include indicators on getting electricity. In this year's rankings Singapore leads on the overall ease of doing business, followed by Hong Kong SAR, China; New Zealand; the United States; and Denmark. Read More...
Posted at Oct 20, 2011 11:43 AM
World Development Indicators 2011 The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources, the World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's flagship statistical publication and establishes the benchmark against which development progress is measured. This 15th edition of WDI in its current format, aims to provide relevant, high-quality, internationally comparable statistics about development and the quality of people’s lives around the globe. It focuses on the impact of the decision to make data freely available under an open license and with better online tools. The section introductions discuss key issues in measuring the economic and social phenomena described in the tables and charts and introduce new sources of data. It includes more than 900 indicators in more than 90 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. The data includes national, regional and global estimates. Read More...
Posted at Jul 12, 2011 02:16 PM
 
Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (7)
  • Multinationals and Corruption (The Hague University) Developed by Professor Abiola Makinwa at the Hague Law School, this course introduces students to the international regulatory framework on corruption as it relates to multinational corporations (MNC’s). Anti-corruption strategy has moved to the center stage of corporate planning and strategy as links between corruption, poverty, crime, and the lack of sustainable development have led to a worldwide consensus criminalising bribery in international transactions. This has resulted in a regulatory climate where MNC’s have to ensure that company activities are in line with minimum standards of compliance. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 07:37 PM
  • The Business Environment of Emerging Markets (HEC Lausanne) The seminar, offered by the HEC Lausanne, covers selected issues pertaining to the business environment in emerging markets. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:51 PM
  • “Corruption(s): Problématisations et réactions sociales” (Sciences Po, Paris) This 24h course aims at making students familiar with the ways of analyzing corruption and policies that are designed to address it. In order to show that the problematization of corruption depends on the considered socio-historical context, the course will adopt a comparative approach with cases from different geographical areas and historical periods. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 06:39 PM
  • Masters of Arts in International Economics and Business (University of Passau) This master’s program at the University of Passau is a two-year program with an entire module covering anti-corruption topics. The module, called “Governance, Institutions and Anti-Corruption”, has several courses of interest for those looking to learn more on the topic. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 11:47 AM
  • Sciences Po Paris (France) : Course (in French) “Corruption(s): Problématisations et réactions sociales”. This 24h course aims at making students familiar with the ways of analyzing corruption and policies that are designed to address it. In order to show that the problematization of corruption depends on the considered socio-historical context, the course will adopt a comparative approach with cases from different geographical areas and historical periods. Read More...
    Posted at May 16, 2013 07:37 PM
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