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Research Handbook on Money Laundering

Research Handbook on Money Laundering

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Edited by Brigitte Unger and Daan van der Linde

Although the practice of disguising the illicit origins of money dates back thousands of years, the concept of money laundering as a multidisciplinary topic with social, economic, political and regulatory implications has only gained prominence since the 1980s. This groundbreaking volume offers original, state-of-the-art research on the current money laundering debate and provides insightful predictions and recommendations for future developments in the field.

Chapter 34: Evaluating anti-money laundering policies: where are we?

Barbara Vettori

Subjects: economics and finance, economic crime and corruption, law - academic, corruption and economic crime, politics and public policy, terrorism and security


Although the international community began to focus its attention on money laundering a rather long time ago, there is still very little scientific knowledge about the effectiveness and efficiency of the countermeasures adopted to combat the phenomenon. The aim of this article is to contribute to the debate on the topic by discussing the reasons for this lack of knowledge and critically reviewing traditional (section 34.2) and new approaches (sections 34.3 and 34.4) to assess anti-money laundering (AML) efforts. Amongst the latter, a recent and promising strand of economic literature is discussed.

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