The Economics of Organised Crime


The Economics of Organised Crime

This book uses economic theory to analyze the different aspects of organized crime. The theory of rent-seeking is adopted to help understand the origin of criminal organizations, while modern industrial organization theory is used to explain the design of internal rules. The market behavior of organized crime is analyzed, the "crime and economics" approach being applied to the analysis of corruption that occurs when the organized crime sector and the government collude to exploit their monopoly on rule-making. Each chapter outlines the normative results of the analysis in order to design more sophisticated deterrence policies.


 Reviews:

"The book begins with an excellent introduction....the book is a good source for references on organized crime and related area. Overall it is worth reading and many of the ideas merit further thought and inquiry." William P. Jennings, Journal of Economic Literature

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