Laboratories of Secrecy

Bryce Tuttle


My thesis investigates why some U.S. states and not others have become the most secretive incorporation jurisdictions in the world. Through an interest group analysis of the corporate policymaking of two states (Delaware and Nevada) it posits a causal logic behind corporate secrecy in the most secretive U.S. states. It highlights how pro-secrecy interests in the United States have gained control over incorporation policymaking in Delaware and Nevada.

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