Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC)

The Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) entered its 36th anniversary this February. After years of relentless efforts from the Government, graft fighters and the community ...

Corruption:A global problem requiring global solutions

The role of reputable centres is frequently exaggerated by the media, politicians, onshore regulators and law enforcement, international agencies and (not least) religious/charitable organisations, sometimes with misconceived, misguided or misdirected agendas and numbers picked off a dart board

Book Review: ‘The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation’ by Morgan Ricks

Morgan Ricks’s Money Problem is unusual in that it presents the creation of money by banks in simple but detailed terms that should be...

Using data to understand the world economy

The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens Gabriel Zucman, (Chicago 2015). The Public Wealth of Nations: How Management of Public Assets Can Boost...

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – developments in 2009 and expectations for 2010

As of 2 December 2009, the agencies had collectively brought actions against eleven corporations and an unprecedented twenty individuals for charges relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act1 which prohibits the bribing of non-US officials

Book Review: ‘The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones: Concentrating Economic Development’ by...

Special economic zones (SEZs) with variations known as free ports, free cities, etc have been created in more than 130 countries over the last...

Fighting International Corruption – Canadian Law Initiatives

Canada has long had laws prohibiting public corruption within its borders and more recently has enacted legislation respecting corruption of foreign officials. This paper outlines and discusses Canadian approaches to international public corruption by considering Canadian adherence to international conventions, Canadian law per se and ... 

Book Review: Will blockchain remake accounting, the internet and the world?

Civilization is founded on trust. A welter of research over the past two decades has shown that high trust societies grow more rapidly than...

Book Review: Flat tax in Bulgaria: History, introduction, results

Institute for Market Economics1 Estonia became the first European country to introduce a flat tax on income when it collapsed a progressive rate structure for...
The book The tragedy of Kabul Bank on s ahelf.

The tragedy of Kabul Bank

When Kabul Bank was put into conservatorship in early September 2010, its $1.3 billion dollar balance sheet represented one third of total bank deposits...

Mervyn King: ‘The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future ...

Lord Mervyn King served as the governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, giving him a ringside seat to the financial...

Book Review of ‘Popular Economics’ by John Tamny (Regnery 2015)

Do you get tired of the endless misinformation spewed by those who are running for or are already in public office and their enablers...

History, experience and workings of the Basel Institute on Governance

Initially devoted to developing and promoting compliance industry standards, the Basel Institute on Governance then expanded its activities into anti-money laundering, compliance systems for the private sector, policy advice in the area of anti-corruption ...

Fighting impunity: Recent international asset recovery efforts to combat corruption

While useful steps are being made by the international community to produce asset recovery policy papers and knowledge products, this should not overshadow the important advances conducted in prosecutors’ offices, law firms, justice ministries and court houses around the world.
 

Global corruption: Where do we stand?

Many of us have a notion of corruption that is framed by images of envelopes filled with money that business people or their intermediaries give to public officials to gain an undue advantage in contracting, licensing and other business-related processes in all corners of the world. 
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