Undertaking and facilitating research is a central element of IACA’s mandate and helps to support the organization’s programmes and activities around the world. By making these outputs available to a broad audience, IACA intends to position itself as a centre of innovative thinking in anti-corruption and compliance.

Below is a small sample of research publications.

Research Papers

IACA professors and researchers conduct original research in the areas of collective action, compliance, and (private sector) anti-corruption with the aim of establishing new benchmarks and practice-oriented approaches.


Research Paper No. 1

A Review of Benchmarking Studies on Anti-Corruption Compliance Programmes Han-Kyun Rho

Research Paper No. 2

AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption Compliance Regulation: Two Parallel Roads? Eduard Ivanov


Master’s Theses

Below are some examples of master’s theses by graduates of IACA’s Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) programme for which independent research was conducted. Publication of MACS theses on the IACA website is an ongoing process, and we will add more works as we secure the authors’ permissions for online publication. Hard copies of all MACS theses are available in the IACA library.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Canadian Whistleblowing Law

Frédéric St-Martin

2012 – 2014 Class

Corruption Prevention and Control in the Humanitarian Space: Paving the Way from Naivety to Compliance

Malika Aït-Mohamed Parent

2014 – 2016 Class

Institutional Corruption: The Australian Department of Defence’s Achilles Heel

Michael Callan

2014 – 2016 Class

Collusion in Public Procurement and Bureaucratic Corruption: Uncertainties, Transaction Costs, and Institutional Change

Diogo Moretti

2014 – 2016 Class