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Call for Papers: 2016 OECD Integrity Forum

The OECD is inviting papers from practitioners and academics, including graduate students, for the 2016 OECD Integrity Forum ‘Fighting the Hidden Tariff: Global Trade without Corruption’, to be held at the OECD, Paris, France on April 19 – 20, 2016.

As a key driver for sustainable economic growth, international trade is a strong policy lever, but only if corruption, present in different steps throughout the trade chain, is curbed effectively. Debates during the OECD Integrity Forum will review existing mechanisms to properly address corruption risks all along the trade chain and explore good practices in mitigation strategies to fully reap the benefits of international trade, for companies, the public sector and society.

Selected papers will be published in an OECD publication and on the OECD Cleangovbiz website.

Further, the selected authors will have the opportunity to present their paper at the 2016 OECD Integrity Forum in form of a poster presentation. Travel costs to Paris will be reimbursed.

Interested persons should submit a 500-word abstract outlining the key findings of their paper and their complete contact information (incl. institutional affiliation) to: [email protected] by January 15, 2016.

The OECD will acknowledge receipt and notify the submitter of each paper of its decision by February 1, 2016.

If accepted, the final paper (max. 20 pages long, double-spaced including references) should be sent electronically by March 15, 2016.

 Possible thematic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Integrity in Customs
  • Integrity in Supply Chain Management
  • Corruption Risk Assessment Tools
  • Corruption prevention in Trade Agreements and Regulations
  • Collective Action
  • State Measures for Strengthening Integrity in Trade
  • Countering Illicit Trade
  • Anti-Corruption and Export Credits
  • Behavioural Economics related to Integrity, Anti-Corruption and Trade

For additional information, visit the OECD Integrity Forum website.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].


Andy Spalding is a Senior Editor of the FCPA Blog and Associate Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law.

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