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Friday, December 24, 2004

Even I didn't get the memo...

While I am sitting here killing some more time...

December 9 was world-wide anti-corruption day. Colleague Courtney LaFountain and I have a forthcoming paper investigating the impact of public corruption on state bond ratings - look for this barn-burner sometime next year. Second colleague Roger Butters gets into the act with international bond ratings, so we are gearing up for another bite at the apple.

Even with all my reading on the subject - and my collegues - I totally missed the memo on the UN's attempts to crack down on corruption...kinda like the dry-run they attempted in the Food for Oil program?

The clever UN program logo:

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