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L'impresa mafiosa: i risultati economici della criminalità organizzata e il ruolo delle politiche pubbliche
[Mafia Business: economic performances of the organised crime and the role of the public policies]

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  • Suppa, Alberto

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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.

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  • Suppa, Alberto, 2008. "L'impresa mafiosa: i risultati economici della criminalità organizzata e il ruolo delle politiche pubbliche
    [Mafia Business: economic performances of the organised crime and the role of the public
    ," MPRA Paper 9138, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:9138
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    1. Gary S. Becker, 1974. "Crime and Punishment: An Economic Approach," NBER Chapters,in: Essays in the Economics of Crime and Punishment, pages 1-54 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    Keywords

    Mafia; organized crime; trust; conflict; Southern Italy; Amartya Sen; Gary becker; Calabria; Sicilia; Adam Smith; monopoly;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • D20 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - General
    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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