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L'impresa mafiosa: i risultati economici della criminalità organizzata e il ruolo delle politiche pubbliche

By Alberto Suppa


The Tenth Annual Report published by "Sos Impresa", an Antiracket Association, notices that the organized crime is ah heavy "ballast" in the Southern Italian Economy: "Mafia Business makes annual revenues for 90 mln €, about the 6% ofItalian GDP". This work presents a reading of the organized crime under two perspectives: on one hand, the Becker's theory suggests an important role of the public security expending in the battle between the State and organized crime; on the other hand, the trust that Mafia tries toimpose in market relations, according Zamagni and Sen's contributes, makes Mafia an important social player in many economic backward countries.

Topics: D21 - Firm Behavior: Theory, H50 - General, O10 - General, D20 - General, A11 - Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists, A13 - Relation of Economics to Social Values, D43 - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection, A14 - Sociology of Economics
Year: 2008
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