There is a growing global consensus that the secrecy-havens—jurisdictions which undermine global standards for corporate and financial transparency—pose a global problem: they facilitate both money laundering and tax avoidance and evasion, contributing to crime and unacceptably high levels of global wealth inequality– Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mark Pieth
Secrecy mechanisms and facilitators of illicit financial flows hamper public understanding of financial markets. As a result, cross border investigative journalism has become vital in order to build public understanding of the consequences of secrecy in financial markets. However, investigative journalists researching illicit financial flows face a number of challenges. We wish to explore what can be done to facilitate investigative journalism of illicit financial flows.
This is the fourth research conference in the series “Making Transparency Possible - Interdisciplinary dialogues”. The conference brings together investigative journalists, economists, whistleblowers, bankers and others.
- Bradley C. Birkenfeld: “The End of Swiss Secrets”
- Jóhannes Stefánsson: “The Icelandic whistle-blower”. (Sahmerji – DnB- Namibia)
- Ingi Freyr Vilhjálmson: "Gentlemen, we are in business": How the Norwegian DNB bank was used in Namibia's most notorious corruption case"
- William Bourdon: “The Signal network”
- Simon Bendtsen. Danish investigative journalist with the newspaper Berlingske Tidende.
- Linda Larsson Kakuli and Axel Humlesjö. Investigative journalists at Uppdrag Granskning. Swedish SVT.
- Nicholas Lord. Professor of Criminology at University of Manchester.
- Kalle Moene. Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo.
- Tina Søreide is Professor of Law and Economics, NHH.