March 29th, 2023
The FTC joins 36 global civil society organizations calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to advance specific, meaningful financial transparency reforms coinciding with the second Summit for Democracy on March 29-30.
January 10th, 2022
At the US Summit for Democracy in December 2021, the Biden administration made a series of ambitious policy commitments aimed at fighting corruption globally.
July 10th, 2013
Under the standard economic theory of crime, compliance with laws is a mix of two important factors. One: the penalty that results if the offender is caught and 2: the probability of the offender getting caught in the first place. If the fine is proportional to the crime, but the probability of being caught is almost certain, few will risk it. In the same way, if the probability of being caught is low, but the penalty is very high, again few will risk it.
Gary Becker—the libertarian economist who wrote Crime and Punishment: An Economic Approach, an...
March 6th, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of recent money laundering compliance failures at major U.S. and international banks, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is currently scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday, March 7, 2013 entitled, “Patterns of Abuse: Assessing Bank Secrecy Act Compliance and Enforcement.” Heather Lowe, Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington, DC-based research and advocacy organization, issued the following statement in advance of the hearing.