La criminalità organizzata nelle regioni meridionali: effetti sullo sviluppo economico e sul costo dei servizi pubblici locali
A well known characteristic of Italy is the deep gap in the economic development between the North and the South, but there is also a huge difference in the quality of social capital, so that the culture of illegality is much more present in some of southern regions, where organised crime is particularly strong. The first part of this paper describes the main differences among the most important criminal organizations of Southern Italy. The second part examines the major effects of organised crime in the economy of Mezzogiorno. In addition to a description of the link between the presence of mafia and the economic underdevelopment, that has been already discussed in other researches, this study focuses on local public service costs in some southern municipalities where the work of mafia is more pervasive. The econometric analyses confirms the hypothesis that the presence of mafia can be the cause of higher costs, especially in funeral transports and in the collection and disposal of waste material.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): XXXIX (2009)
Issue (Month): 1-2 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/sommario.asp?IDRivista=16|
|Order Information:|| Web: http://www.francoangeli.it/riviste/Elenco_Prodotti.aspx?startCode=DC Email: |
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fan:epepep:v:html10.3280/ep2009-001004. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Angelo Ventriglia)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.