Edmund J Malesky participates on World Bank and International Monetary Fund panel

Friday, October 21, 2016

On October 6, 2016, Edmund Malesky served on the panel, "The Governance Gap: Why Does Half the World Distrust Government and What Can We Do About It?' alongside Adnan Khan, Research and Policy Director of International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International; Kyle Peters, Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President, Operations, World Bank Group; Henry Rotich Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, Kenya; and Clare Short Chair, Cities Alliance, Former Secretary of State for International Development, UK.

“When people have opportunities to draft laws that govern them they are more likely to see them as making sense… and more likely to believe they are legitimate,” said Edmund Malesky a professor of political economy at Duke University. He described his research with Vietnamese firms which showed that firms engaged in a consultative process to draft business regulation were more likely to adhere to those regulations.

Watch the video here