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A new map of financial transparency reform: 2000-2015

GI-ACE researcher Daniel Haberly’s first project workshop, “Dark Architectures: Advancing Research on Global Wealth Chains,” provided an opportunity to present in detail on the preliminary version of the historical financial secrecy database compiled over the past several months, including a preliminary overview of how the world map (in 61 jurisdictions) of secrecy-related regulation evolved between the years of 2000-2015. 

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Why is collecting and analysing data about public procurement so damned difficult? Data scientists explain some common problems

In a new Red Flags Explainer, Liz David-Barrett, Mihaly Fazekas, Agnes Czibik, Bence Toth, and Isabelle Adam draw on their experience of building and analysing datasets of government procurement over the past ten years to answer some Frequently Asked Questions about their work.

citizen science and global anti-corruption written on coins side by side with related words around

From citizen science to global anti-corruption: Two sides of the same coin

Thorsten ChmuraThorsten Chmura is a professor at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. His main research interest is using laboratory and field experiments to find solutions for real-life challenges. Thorsten holds  various leadership positions at Nottingham Business School, and has previously worked at the Universities of Nottingham, Munich, and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Abigail…

Does transparency bring cleanliness? Offshore financial secrecy reform and corruption control

It is increasingly widely recognized that many of the enablers of large-scale corruption lie in transnational financial networks and, in particular, offshore secrecy jurisdictions. These secrecy jurisdictions facilitate the international movement and storage of funds acquired through corruption, tax evasion, smuggling, drug trading, and other criminal activities which, in-turn, facilitate further criminal and terrorist enterprise.

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Hiding the beneficial owner and the proceeds of corruption

Jacqueline HarveyComing from the school of critical scholars, Jacqueline Helen Harvey‘s evidence-based work challenges existing frameworks and approaches. Her overall contribution to the discipline is around two main themes: anti-money laundering policy / asset recovery and the criminal interface with internal organisational structure. Harvey is a professor of Financial Management and Director of Business Research…

Anti-money lanudering typewritten on paper on desk with spreadsheets glasses pens amount circled in red

How effective are beneficial ownership checks?

John HeathershawJohn Heathershaw is an associate professor and director of impact at University of Exeter. His research addresses conflict and security in authoritarian political environments, especially in post-Soviet Central Asia. It considers how and how effectively conflict is managed in authoritarian states. Heathershaw convenes the Exeter Central Asian Studies (ExCAS) research network and directs its…