Marschdorf Forensics


Trust and Globalization

Trust and Globalization: The case for fighting corruption internationally, in Methods of Fighting Corruption


In this 2008 contribution to the omnibus publication initiated by Raimund Röhrich from Frankfurt, Germany, Hans Marschdorf takes a macroeconomic view on the impact of prosecuting foreign corrupt practices on the development of international trade. The core argument is that successful development of global trade requires trust by market participants and that countries enforcing rules against foreign corrupt practices through criminal prosecution benefit their export sectors. He brings together his academic background in economic analysis of law and his decades of experience in investigating international corruption. Ethical corporate conduct goes beyond compliance with moral concepts, but serves the goal of economic success.