Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations Best Download || [Ray Fisman Edward Miguel], Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations, Ray Fisman Edward Miguel, Economic Gangsters Corruption Violence and the Poverty of Nations Meet the economic gangster He s the United Nations diplomat who double parks his Mercedes on New York City streets at rush hour because the cops can t touch him he has diplomatic immunity He s the Chinese smuggler who dodges tariffs by magically transforming frozen chickens into frozen turkeys The dictator the warlord the unscr Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations Best Download || [Ray Fisman Edward Miguel] - Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations, Economic Gangsters Corruption Violence and the Poverty of Nations Meet the economic gangster He s the United Nations diplomat who double parks his Mercedes on New York City streets at rush hour because the cops can t touch him he has diplomatic immunity He s the Chi
Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations Best Download || [Ray Fisman Edward Miguel] - Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations, Economic Gangsters Corruption Violence and the Poverty of Nations Meet the economic gangster He s the United Nations diplomat who double parks his Mercedes on New York City streets at rush hour because the cops can t touch him he has diplomatic immunity He s the Chi
Written by a protege of Jeff Sachs, this book adopts a quasi travelogue you are there approach to reporting on the economic underpinnings and implications of the various seemingly noneconomic challenges facing the poor in the Global South It s not really a book about development, so much as it us a book about global poverty, and it s basic thesis is right there in the title the central source of the miseries of the world s poor from civil wars to climate change to witchcraft persecutions is econ [...]
I might be a little unkind in my rating as I went into the book with high expectations, an internation freakonomics, and the book falls short Some of the data is mis interperted For example the writers go on how when Indonesia s ruler was sick certain stocks went down They assumed that this meant that these companies were involved with corruption to a greater level than others That could be true or it could be that the markets just assume new leadership might make changes that would impact diffe [...]
This book is about ten years old, so most of the research done has been concluded and or superseded However I am happy that I read it at this juncture in time after moving to Kenya, because it has many historical references about this country.The book makes a good case for the thesis that development is possible wherever governance is generally good and free of corruption It cites many examples about the effect of corruption in Asia and Africa and gives examples of places where development and c [...]
Pretty good read, found my mind wandering after about 5 pages or thereabouts so it took me awhile to get thru this one Tough subject trying to scientifically measure corruption in various parts of the world I commend the authors for a noble effort Economists are not known for page turners When I heard about the premise on , I had to give it a shot glad I did I would recommend to others interested in social justice Beyond documenting various forms of corruption out out stealing by the well connec [...]
This book is useful to think about the economic incentives.
Research has so far been successful in figureing out how wars start than understanding how to make peace hold.
Coming from Kenya and reading this nine years after it was written, there s still a direct variation between economic growth and the Economic Gangsters , both are on the rise Otherwise, it was a good read and insightful.
It s a good attempt of providing information about corruption and poverty It throws interesting information and data.
negative value relative to reading each of the academic papers the book is about.
As Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel explain at the beginning of their book, there are two main currents of thinking among those who opine on the wisdom of foreign aid the poverty trap view, which holds that aid must be injected to end a vicious cycle in which inability to save leads to disaster in lean years, and the view that such aid is simply sending good money after bad, straight into the hands of corrupt officials to be funneled away or otherwise wasted Fisman and Miguel aim to look at cor [...]
Economic Gangsters by Raymond Fisman and Raymond Miguel pp 240 Billed as another thought provoking, popular science offering following the best seller, Freakeconomics, Fisman and Miguel fall far short of the mark The promo that got me was an interview with the charismatic authors who discussed how mimes were used in Columbia to curb traffic violations This is by far the most novel detail based on their central premise and turned out to be like movie previews delivering the only funny line of the [...]
The most intriguing aspect of this well written book by two academic development economists is their discussion of the methods and materials they and other economists used in studying such issues as all pervasive corruption in Indonesia during the Suharto regime in Indonesia how large scale smuggling from Hong Kong to Mainland China entire container loads of goods falsely identified as holding similar but less taxed items is done and why Botswana is the one of the few countries in sub Sahara Afr [...]
An extremely well written book with thorough citations and topics that don t need to be sensationalized and are not in order to be interesting I was really impressed with how the authors reworked their papers for a general audience, with explanations that are understandable to non economists, and good refreshers for the rest.Misters Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel tackle the issues of corruption and poverty in ingenious ways They look for correlations between stock market prices and political s [...]
Economic Gangsters, written by Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel, is a highly readable account of how violence and corruption keep poor countries poor The book reads like a tour through many hallmarks of state of the art research in development economics and conflict studies Therein, Fisman and Miguel show how statistical techniques can be used to analyse a variety of criminal behaviors These behaviors include but are not limited to the corrupt relationships between politicians and businessmen, s [...]
From two development economists, popularizations of their papers measuring, bribes by following the share prices of companies owned by children of dictators through the health crises of the dictators, correlating UN parking tickets with the international index of corruption, suggesting small tariff changes that close loopholes like the chicken turkey Chinese scam, mapping the disastrous effects of shrinking Lake Chad, examining Tanzania s anti witch hunting programs giving old women enough in pe [...]
This book had a couple of interesting enough sections The theme, I would say, is a bit Freakonomics for Development I like the concept a lot, obviously The execution leaves a bit to be desired While I like development and statistical analysis, the book never really manages to be that interesting Still, it had a few interesting parts I particularly enjoyed the chapter about how rainfall patterns in Africa may be causing violence and civil war Also, the prose was clear and easy to read All in all, [...]
Corruption, violence, crime plague many developing and even developed, actually economies, but some seem better able to deal with those problems and escape the poverty trap.This book takes a look at some of the recent theories explaining the issues as well as the effectiveness of the solutions, and does so in a very entertaining, freakonomics way.It s also rather brief and to the , so I strongly recommended it to whoever is interested in the development of nations, and why some remain poor whil [...]
1CTake all you can and give nothing back 1D has been a prevailing motto throughout history Fisman and Miguel enter the daunting task of explaining and understanding the age old problem of greed and corruption within society A thought provoking look at the global problem yet, the problems still remains How do you treat an illness when the cause is still unknown Does poverty breed corruption, greed, and violence or vice versa
Although I do commend Authors for making a noble effort in trying to measure corruption, I do not think that this is one of the best books on the subject For a short book, I particularly did not like the amount of time they spent on pointing out relationship between foreign diplomats number of parking tickets and their countries corruption perceptions index CPI A decent one time read.
Un entretenido y revelador libro de econom a Aparentemente inofensivo, sus argumentos e ideas son de una poderosa fuerza capaz de cambiar nuestra perspectiva sobre las causas del desarrollo y crecimiento de gran parte del mundo.Recomendable para aquellos interesados en ahondar en temas de la relaci n entre la criminalidad, la pobreza y la corrupcion
Primena mano ra inius mokykloje Ra iniai geri, bet knygos i j lipdyti neb tina Ekonominiai aspektai kai kurie gan domus, bet apskritai d stymas padraikas, prioritetai keisti I sikrovin ja telefonas, tai daugiau nebestumsiu.
I learnedwhen it fails to rain civil wars in Africa get worse Old women in Africa are likely to be accused of witchcraft when the crops fail Chinese smugglers call chickens turkeys so they can pay less tariff charges And many other little known useful facts.
Very interesting study on the causes of poverty Not the best written and there were things that should have been included that weren t, but I learned a lot E.g did you know African nations are likely to to have a civil war the year after a drought
A look at the complex interplay between culture, corruption, support, and economics I had hoped this book was going to provide answers than it did but I think it would help people develop a nuanced understanding of how these forces interact.
File Under Structural, Cultural, and Fiscal Imbalances
Another excellent book by Edward Miguel I do still like his RCPS programs Believe it has a lot of potential if well applied.
I enjoyed this while I was reading it, but now a few months later I d be hardpressed to recall any of it For whatever that s worth I guess it didn t totally capture me.
Details the culture of corruption that exists in many areas of the world
Heavy focus on Africa, which is not an area I m particulary interested in Chapter on tariff evasion in China was excellent.
A bit detailed and dull, but nevertheless a good book.