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Dr. Laarni Escresa Guillermo

University of the Philippines School of Economics
Junior Fellow
Marie S. Curie FCFP Fellow
September 2018 - August 2019

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Laarni Escresa is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. Prior to joining U.P., she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and a postdoc fellow at the Institute of Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg. She earned her PhD in Law and Economics at the University of Bologna and Erasmus University Rotterdam and her European Master in Law and Economics at the University of Hamburg and Ghent University. Her research interests include economic regulation, economic analysis of laws and institutions.

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • A New Cross-National Measure of Corruption,World Bank Economic Review (2017) 31:196-219. doi: 10.1093/wber/lhv031 doi:, coauthored with Lucio Picci
  • “Trends in Corruptions Around the World,” European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research (2016) 22.3:543-564. doi:, coauthored with Lucio Picci
  •  “Testing the Logic of Strategic Defection: The Case of the Philippine Supreme Court, An Empirical Analysis 1986-2010,” Asian Journal of Political Science 21.2: 189-212 (2013), coauthored with Nuno Garoupa
  • “Judicial Politics in Unstable Democracies: The Case of the Philippine Supreme Court, An Empirical Analysis, 1986-2010” Asian Journal of Law and Economics 3:1-37 (2012), coauthored with Nuno Garoupa.
  • “Social Stigma,” in Francesco Parisi (ed.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics: Production of Legal Rules pp. 205-227 (Elgar, 2012), coauthored with Michael Faure.


Regulatory Quality, Institutions and Cross-Border Bribery

The study aims to contribute towards a greater understanding of the relationship between corruption, institutions and regulatory quality by focusing on the modes of discovery and enforcement of cross-border corruption cases using a novel dataset of actual reported cases (Escresa and Picci, 2017). It examines to what extent does the mode of discovery of corruption, ranging from the enforcement efforts of regulatory agencies, whistleblowing and media reports differ between developing and developed countries and quality of institutions. Hence, the study also hopes to provide insights on ways to improve the design and implementation of multilateral anti-bribery agreements in a situation where countries have different levels of institutional development.