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Returning ‘Politically Exposed Persons’ Illicit Assets from Switzerland – International Law in the Force Field of Complexity and Conditionality Research correspondent Giulio Nessi reviews an article dealing with the international law implications of illegally acquired assets being transferred to Switzerland by ‘Politically Exposed Persons.’ Read More...
Posted at Dec 02, 2014 10:58 AM
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
Social Network Analysis in anti-corruption research: Developments, Challenges, Opportunities The following article is an overview of three interesting areas in which Social Network Analysis methodology is helping to disentangle corruption networks and investigate accountability systems. It concludes with an analysis of some of the challenges and opportunities of applying SNA techniques to anti-corruption research. Read More...
Posted at Apr 09, 2014 04:09 PM
Stand by me: Friends, relationship banking and financial governance in Asia Abstract: While northeastern Asian economies have grown at a stellar rate over the past 4 decades, during the same period, bank officials and financial market participants have been charged with corruption, nepotism, and government meddling and have incurred high levels of non-performing loans. Read More...
Posted at Mar 21, 2014 05:31 PM
Can the Hong Kong ICAC Help Reduce Corruption on the Mainland? Hong Kong exports roughly HK$30 billion each year in corruption to developing countries – particularly China. Such exports occur through Hong Kong’s exporters’ and investors’ likely bribery of foreign officials abroad. Read More...
Posted at Feb 05, 2014 04:20 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (2)
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
Shadow economies all over the world: new estimates for 162 countries from 1999 to 2007 Three researchers from the World Bank have made a serious attempt to capture a country's "shadow economy" (as a percentage of GDP) for 162 countries over a 9 year period. In the paper listed below, they elucidate their methods for capturing this clandestine concept. The authors find signficant variation in the sample, as they find that developing countries have more than twice the level of a "shadow economy" of the 25 welathy, OECD countries in the sample, which they argue increases the burden of taxation and decreases the quality of public goods and services. Read More...
Posted at Aug 17, 2010 01:59 PM
 
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