Caruso, Raul and Locatelli, Andrea (2007): Feeding Terror! How Bin Laden Rewards Terrorist Groups, An Economic Interpretation.
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The aim of this brief paper is to interpret al Qaeda’s modus operandi in the light of the economic theory of contests. The main idea expressed here is that al Qaeda can be considered as a contest-designer rewarding an indivisible prize. Affiliated groups compete with each other to win the prize. The argument is discussed and some tentative policy prescriptions are presented.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano|
|Original Title:||Feeding Terror! How Bin Laden Rewards Terrorist Groups, An Economic Interpretation.|
|Keywords:||terrorism; contest; al Qaeda; open source; reward; prize setting|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D74 - Conflict ; Conflict Resolution ; Alliances ; Revolutions
|Depositing User:||Raul Caruso|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2008 02:48|
|Last Modified:||22 Aug 2016 07:01|
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