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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
8:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium – Beckman Auditorium

Jean E. Ensminger - Aiding and Abetting a Culture of Corruption

How do we study corruption?  Follow the money.  Penetrate the networks.  Model the system.  In this talk we examine a large World Bank project right down to the village level.  We learn how an African cartel is born, nurtured, and propagated.  Through this case study we can see the process by which individuals, institutions, and ultimately entire states, get tipped into the vortex of systemic corruption.  What role does aid money play in this process, and what does forensic economics have to offer in both the diagnosis and the cure?

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

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