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...

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 ...

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. 

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.
 

Corruption and the Bribery Bill 2009

Nowadays, in the brave new world of globalisation, monitoring is omnipresent, and few countries are bold or foolhardy enough to legislate indifferent to how such formulations will be received. Not only legislation but also policing (not just police) resources and prosecutions/regulation are under scrutiny. 

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...

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...

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...

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention – successes and future challenges

Bribing public officials to obtain advantages in international business raises serious moral and political concerns, undermines good governance and sustainable economic development and distorts international competition.
A copy of Judicial Fortitude, by Peter Wallison, sitting on a shelf

Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance To Rein In the Administrative State, by Peter Wallison

Peter Wallison is a rarity in public life. He has been both a high-level government official in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and...

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi: ‘The Quest for Good Governance: How Societies Develop Control of Corruption’

Corruption is a major factor impeding economic development and growth, good governance and the rule of law. Efforts to illuminate or at least greatly...

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

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...

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 ...

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...
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