Starting a connection is something Dr. Jiri Tresl, visiting professor of finance, does remarkably well. Whether collaborating with friends to conduct research or combining data sources to reveal new relationships, Tresl discovers new ways to make connections in the world around him. Tresl and coauthor Jan Hanousek met while networking during a conference in 2012 and the two became immediate friends. Working with Anastasiya Shamshur, fellow coauthor and former student of Hanousek’s, the group created an entirely new database, combining extensive financial information with the most accurate information on bribery to currently exist.
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