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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Leasure on the FCPA

Peter Leasure (University of South Carolina, College of Arts and Sciences, Students) has posted Embracing Fragility in Our Data: A Cautionary Example from Research on the FCPA and Voluntary Disclosure (Cumberland Law Review Online (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This paper aims to critique a previous study which explored whether companies with FCPA transgressions received a benefit to voluntary disclosure. The goal of this paper is to show that those involved in FCPA research, especially those publishing legal journals, could greatly benefit from a better understanding of statistics. Though this paper will demonstrate that the previous study possessed several flaws, this author does not argue for the abandonment of statistical analysis in FCPA research. On the contrary, the present study shows that a better understanding of statistics is vital for FCPA research to progress.

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