Economic Gangsters

Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations

With Raymond Fisman

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM


Columbia Business School Professor Raymond Fisman will discuss Economic Gangsters, his new book (with Edward Miguel) on the secretive and chaotic world of lawless and violent thugs. He follows the foreign aid money trail into the grasping hands of corrupt governments and shady underworld characters, and shines a spotlights on the tricks of ingenious black marketeers as they game the international system.

Fisman and Miguel use economics to get inside the heads of these gangsters, and propose solutions that can make a difference to the world's poor, including cash infusions to defuse violence in times of drought, and steering the World Bank away from aid programs most susceptible to corruption.

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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New York, NY 10065-7478

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