The Research Committee studies the role of money in the political process and in social interaction with public authorities, including all aspects of campaign and party financing in political systems around the world, transnational payments aiming at the proliferation of democratic government as well as corruption in all its manifestations in individual and governmental behaviour.

Members of the research committee cooperate in developing concepts for the analysis of political finance and corruption in politics and administration as well as interactions between them. The committee aims to advance cross-national research and to encourage comparative analysis. Current emphasis on expansion of the committee’s field of research is targeting the Latin American region.