Global Financial Integrity



Laboratories of Secrecy

Bryce Tuttle, 2020

Bryce Tuttle investigates why some U.S. states and not others have become the most secretive incorporation jurisdictions in the world. Through an interest group analysis of the corporate policymaking of two states (Delaware and Nevada) it posits a causal logic behind corporate secrecy in the most secretive U.S. states. It highlights how pro-secrecy interests in the United States have gained control over incorporation policymaking in Delaware and Nevada.

The United States of Anonymity

Casey Michel, Hudson Institute, 2017

Casey Michel’s report describes how our own USA is the leading supplier in the world of corporate secrecy.  Casey travelled to Nevada, South Dakota, Delaware, and elsewhere, hunting down the information found in this report.

Dubai’s Role in Facilitating Corruption and Global Illicit Financial Flows

Edited by Matthew T. Page and Jodi Vittori, Carnegie, 2020

Dubai is just one of many enablers of global corruption, crime, and illicit financial flows, but addressing the emirate’s role presents anticorruption practitioners, law enforcement agencies, and policymakers with particularly complex challenges.

Financial Havens, Banking Secrecy and Money Laundering

Jack Blum, Michael Levi, R. Thomas Naylor, and Phil Williams
United Nations Office for Drug and Crime Prevention, 1999

The major money laundering cases coming to light in recent years share a common feature: criminal organizations are making wide use of the opportunities offered by financial havens and offshore centres to launder criminal assets, thereby creating roadblocks to criminal investigations.