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Organized crime and regional development. A review of the Italian case

Vittorio, Daniele (2009): Organized crime and regional development. A review of the Italian case.

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Abstract

This paper offers a review of the effects of organized crime on regional economic development, with particular reference to the case of Italy. After reviewing the empirical studies that analyse the relationship between crime and economic development, the paper examines the regional distribution and the social costs of some crimes (in particular extortion) that can be linked to mafia type criminality.

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