Using Field Experiments in International Relations: A Randomized Study of Anonymous Incorporation1

@article{Findley2013UsingFE,
  title={Using Field Experiments in International Relations: A Randomized Study of Anonymous Incorporation1},
  author={Michael G. Findley and Daniel L. Nielson and Jason Campbell Sharman},
  journal={International Organization},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={657 - 693}
}
Abstract Efforts to fight international money laundering, corruption, and terrorist financing depend crucially on the prohibition barring the formation of anonymous shell companies. To study the effectiveness of this prohibition, we perform the first international relations (IR) field experiment on a global scale. With university institutional review board (IRB) clearance, we posed as consultants requesting confidential incorporation from 1,264 firms in 182 countries. Testing arguments drawn… 
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