The 2011 annual conference of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development will take place at the Cercle National des Armées in Paris, France from October 6-7. Illicit financial outflows from developing countries—which total around $1.3 trillion per year—undermine the tax base in poorer...
The Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development is advised by its Economist Advisory Council, an elite team of PhD economists who work in relevant fields. The Economist Advisory Council is comprised of: Dr. Guttorm Schjelderup, Chair
Banking is not something that many people give a great deal of thought to, at least not until they have to make a financial decision that really matters. For many Americans, deciding where they will bank is often little more than an afterthought. And in...
In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, the majority of experts looked at the lack of regulation of U.S. banks and financial institutions as a major reason for the global crisis. A number of solutions were sought under the leadership of the Obama Administration in the...
Back in late 2012, it was revealed that then Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed a recommendation to prosecute HSBC for anti-money laundering, according to a staff investigation by the House Financial Services Committee. HSBC avoided prosecution because of the described "systemic importance" that they had towards the...