Economics

Below please find the Lab's research projects and findings on institutional corruption in the field of economics, in various media.

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“The Rise of ‘The Rest’”: Understanding Institutional Corruption in the Context of Emerging Market Economies

by Jacob Park

The phrase “the rise of ‘the rest,’” is borrowed from the title of a 2001 book1 by the late Alice Amsden, Professor of Political Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is also used by Fareed Zakaria in the 2009 paperback edition2 of his 2008 book of a similar title.... Read more about “The Rise of ‘The Rest’”: Understanding Institutional Corruption in the Context of Emerging Market Economies

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Labcast 14 - 10/16/2014 - Reforming Financial Regulation: Gregg Fields & Kim Pernell-Gallagher

After an introduction by Visiting Fellow Justin O’Brien on the limitations of current financial regulations both globally and domestically, journalist Gregg Fields interviews former Lab Fellow Kim Pernell-Gallagher on how divergent banking regulations in the years leading up to the recent financial crisis led to different economic outcomes in the US, Spain, and Canada. ... Read more about Labcast 14 - 10/16/2014 - Reforming Financial Regulation: Gregg Fields & Kim Pernell-Gallagher

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Auditors

Abigail Brown's primary project at the Lab is to write a book, using archival firm evidence and other historical methods, to trace the development of the financial statement auditing profession into an entity that could fairly be describes as one suffering from institutional corruption. Parallel to the main book project, she is writing a series of economic articles that develop rigorously the theory that provides the foundation for the book's analysis of qualitative data.... Read more about Auditors

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