Shopping for Governance

I used to like Gerard Depardieu’s performances until he said he would become Russian -just to avoid paying taxes in France, and went on to praise Russia’s democratic character[1]. He could at least have saved the last bit. … Read More

Corruption causes social damage: can it be repaired?

We know corruption is bad, we argue about its consequences but we have been obsessed with its causes and the perpetrators.  The main point of academic, activist and reformist attention view has been: whether it is the supply… Read More

Corruption, Transparency and Foreign Investment: a contribution to the US BIT Model review

This is the note containing a commentary I submitted in the context of the  2004 US BIT Model review. Looking forward to your reactions. Juanita Olaya (c)