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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Sorry, but corruption can be measured

In a recent FCPA Blog post, William Weaver argued that “actual corruption is essentially unmeasurable,” and that “our imperfect measurements of corruption, even more accurate random forced response surveys, have found only a noisy relationship between perceptions of corruption and its reality.”… Continue Reading

What is corruption? Depends on who’s looking

For those interested in the study of corruption from the scientific perspective one thing stands out: actual corruption is essentially unmeasurable.

It could also be observed that our imperfect measurements of corruption, even more accurate random forced response surveys, have found only a noisy relationship between perceptions of corruption and its reality.… Continue Reading

The impact of corruption on women, strategies for change

Photo courtesy of Transparency International via YouTubeThis post — Part 1 of a three-part series — reviews some statistics on women’s experience with corruption — as reported by women in eight developing countries — and considers some reasons for the disparate impact on them.Continue Reading

Florida may snuff crooked burg

Photo courtesy of “Save Our Town of Hampton, Fla.” group on FacebookLawmakers in Florida will decide if a small, rural city that has been plagued by corruption involving the misuse of public funds, nepotism and an alleged drug-dealing former mayor will continue to exist.… Continue Reading

How should we define corruption? (Part I)

Justice Potter Stewart (1915 – 1985)“I know it when I see it,” said Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. Though he was talking about obscenity, the same could probably be said of corruption as well.… Continue Reading