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The economics of organised crime

Author: Gianluca Fiorentini; Sam Peltzman; Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain); Università di Bologna. Department of Economics.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to use economic theory in the analysis of all the different aspects of organised crime: the origins, the internal organisation, market behaviour and deterrence policies. The theory of rent-seeking is adopted to help understand the origin of criminal organisations from a state of anarchy, while modern industrial organisation theory is used to explain the design of internal rules in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gianluca Fiorentini; Sam Peltzman; Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain); Università di Bologna. Department of Economics.
ISBN: 0521472482 9780521472487
OCLC Number: 34426518
Notes: Papers from a conference held at the Department of Economics of the Università degli studi di Bologna organized by CEPR.
Description: xviii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gianluca Fiorentini and Sam Peltzman --
Organised Crime, Mafia and Governments / Annelise Anderson --
Gangs as Primitive States / Stergios Skaperdas and Constantinos Syropoulos --
Internal Cohesion and Competition Among Criminal Organisations / Michele Polo --
Conspiracy Among the Many: The Mafia in Legitimate Industries / Diego Gambetta and Peter Reuter --
Rival Kleptocrats: The Mafia Versus the State / Herschel I. Grossman --
Corruption: Arm's-Length Relationships and Markets / Vito Tanzi --
Auditing With "Ghosts" / Frank A. Cowell and James P.F. Gordon --
The Reputational Penalty Firms Bear from Committing Criminal Fraud / Jonathan M. Karpoff and John R. Lott, Jr. --
Regulating the Organised Crime Sector / Marco Celentani, Massimo Marrelli and Riccardo Martina --
Oligopolistic Competition in Illegal Markets / Gianluca Fiorentini.
Responsibility: edited by Gianluca Fiorentini and Sam Peltzman.
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