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Finance, harm and white collar crime: An international workshop

From the USA to Greece, from China to Brazil, all across the world, we are suffering from the effects of 2008 global economic meltdown. The crisis is said to have been influenced by flawed financial policies, law-breaking and ignorance. Who were the offenders? More easily is perhaps to find those who were harmed by these actions, namely the poor. Far from crisis scenario, tax fraud and other financial crimes cause economic damage up to 20 times greater than that of traditional crimes in the Western world. This does not take into account the long term social harm and environmental impact that some businesses have as a result of questionable practices in countries of the Global South. Who are responsible for these actions? We take the view that in order to respond to and prevent financial crime we need to reconfigure the way crime and harm are currently defined.

In the workshop in Stockholm we take these issues forward with a discussion guided by renowned scholars in the field, such as, David Whyte, Tina Søreide, Gregg Barak, Michael Benson and Manuel Aalbers and the Swedish representatives of The Swedish Economic Crime Authority, Stefan Lundberg and The Swedish Tax Agency, Pia Bergman. The workshop aims at divulgating the state-of-the-art research on finance, harm and white collar crime in a global perspective – an issue of relevance to researchers, decision makers and practitioners involved in financial crime prevention.

Time: Thu 2015-10-15 09.00 - 17.00

Location: Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, KTH Campus, Stockholm, Sweden


Vania Ceccato

Note that the workshop is free-of-charge but registration is mandatory by 10th October. Please email

If you would like to make a presentation in parallel sections, please send the title of your presentation and a 120 words-abstract to by 5th October.

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