January 29, 2016
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Yu-Hsiang Lei from London School of Economics gave a seminar presenting his research project titled: “Can Governments Harvest Connections with Firms? Evidence from China”.

His research analyzes the relationship between the local governments and firms in China. Yu-Hsiang Lei focuses on a tax-sharing reform between central and local governments in China in 2011. “Local governments were incentivized to raise tax revenue in a short period of time”, explained Lei, which prompted local governments to turn to firms for assi...

January 25, 2016
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Marie Boltz, Ph.D from the Paris School of Economics and current Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Namur, presented at the NCID her paper “Income Hiding and Informal Redistribution: A Lab-in-the-field Experiment in Senegal”, which "uniquely combines a lab-in-the field and a small scale randomized controlled trial”, explained Marie Boltz.

The paper aims to analyze the hidden cost of informal redistribution in economies where people heavily rely on their social networks an...

January 22, 2016
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On September 6th, 2015 elections in Guatemala took place for the presidency, congress, representatives and municipalities.  The presidential elections coincided with congressional and municipal elections after the previous president, retired-general Otto Pérez Molina, stepped down from office due to protests against his administration and eventual imprisonment, along with vice president Roxana Baldetti.  President and vice president were found guilty of corruption in “La Linea” lawsuit.  Actor James Ernesto Morales Cabrera, best known as Jimmy Morales, won the...

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