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Key Research Articles (13)
Whistle-Blowing: Individual and Organizational Determinants of the Decision to Report Wrongdoing in the Federal Government ACRN Research Correspondent Donatella Casale highlights an article by Cristina F. Lavena that, based on the 2005 MSPB Merit Principles Survey’s data, empirically examines how general attitudes and values toward working in the public sector influence the likelihood of actual disclosures of wrongdoing in the U.S. Federal Government. Read More...
Posted at Aug 07, 2014 11:42 AM
Political Connections and Firm Value: Evidence from the Regression Discontinuity Design of Close Gubernatorial Elections Drawing upon regression discontinuity method, this working paper investigates the role of political connections on firm values in the United States. The authors find evidence that firms connected with elected politicians do increase their value. Read More...
Posted at Apr 15, 2013 03:54 PM
Preventing Bribery and Extortion in International Business Transactions This article argues for a modification in the U.S strategy in the battle against corruption in international business transactions. The author points out several drawbacks on imposing criminal penalties on only those who give bribes to foreign officials. Read More...
Posted at Mar 25, 2013 11:25 PM
Blog: Structural Challenges to Anti-Corruption in Canada In this blog post Robert Hanlon takes a critical look at anti-corruption efforts in Canada, one of the countries that is generally perceived to be "clean" in global rankings. He uncovers some disturbing trends in the practices of the private sector, especially in the construction industry. Robert sheds light on some of the underlying reasons of corrupt practices and the challenges faced by anti-corruption initiatives in Canada. Read More...
Posted at Nov 13, 2012 11:54 AM
Safety-net Benefits Conferred on Difficult-to-Fail-and-Unwind Banks in the US and EU before and during the Great Recession In this paper Carbo-Valverde, Kane, and Rodriquez-Fernandez use multiple regression models to perform a cross-country analysis on how well different countries’ safety-net managers performed their duties in balancing the interests of bankers and the taxpayers. The research looks at 15 countries (14 European and the US) from the years 2003 to 2008. Read More...
Posted at Jun 05, 2012 10:51 PM
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Anti-Corruption Datasets (3)
Where the Bribes Are Paid - Interactive Database This interactive database compiles decades of data on violations and penalties under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. flagship legislation that makes bribery of foreign officials a crime. Since its inception, prosecutors have penalized over 200 companies under the FCPA in about 80 countries, amassing about $4 billion in penalties. The database, called Where the Bribes are Paid , allows users to see how the total penalties amassed in each country break down by sector. Read More...
Posted at Nov 28, 2011 02:13 PM
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
World Values Survey Representative responses to a wide variety of questions on subjective values, including corruption themes, collected in 87 societes in five waves between 1981 and 2008, totalling more than 256.000 interviews. Read More...
Posted at May 26, 2010 05:45 PM
 
Anti-Corruption Courses and Trainings (6)
  • U.S. & INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW - summer program The U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law Program organised by the American University Washington College of Law from 15-19 June 2015, will offer an intensive, practical five-day program taught by prominent experts. Read More...
    Posted at Apr 16, 2015 12:03 PM
  • US and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program 16-20 June 2014 The U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law intensive five-day program is taught by prominent experts, including present and former U.S. and foreign government prosecutors, investigators for international organizations, law firm practitioners, and corporate counsel. Read More...
    Posted at Feb 10, 2014 10:49 AM
  • Ethics in American Politics (University of Florida) The problem of unethical behavior involving elected officials is a perennial concern in American politics. Since the early days of the Republic, policy makers and ordinary citizens have sought to control unethical conduct such as bribery and treason. In recent decades, the focus of concern about political ethics has shifted to the problem of "conflicts of interest" between elected officials' private interests and their public duties, and to the regulation of campaign finance. This course will examine theories of political ethics, important episodes of corruption, and the regulation of political ethics through elections and legislation. The main focus will be on the ethics of legislators, but we will also look at presidents, governors, and other public officials. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 02:14 PM
  • Public Corruption and the Law (University of Chicago Law School) This seminar focuses on how governments use the law to prevent and catch public corruption, how the law is sometimes used to protect public corruption, and how one should determine the optimal response to corruption and its consequences. Read More...
    Posted at Nov 14, 2013 12:03 PM
  • Ethics in American Politics (University of Florida) In recent decades, the focus of concern about political ethics has shifted to the problem of "conflicts of interest" between elected officials' private interests and their public duties, and to the regulation of campaign finance. This course examines theories of political ethics, important episodes of corruption, and the regulation of political ethics through elections and legislation. Read More...
    Posted at Sep 29, 2010 02:00 AM
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