《经济黑帮》(Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations)(Raymond Fisman / Edward Miguel)文字版[PDF]
◎译 名 黑帮经济学：国家的腐败、暴力与贫穷
◎原 名 Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations
◎国 家 美国
◎类 别 特色类别-进口原版
◎版 本 N/A
◎语 言 英文
◎页 码 251页
◎作 者 Raymond Fisman / Edward Miguel
◎豆 瓣 http://www.douban.com/subject/3193904/
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 unscrupulous bureaucrat who bilks the developing world of billions in aid. The calculating crook who views stealing and murder as just another part of his business strategy. And, in the wrong set of circumstances, he might just be you.
In Economic Gangsters, Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel take readers into the secretive, chaotic, and brutal worlds inhabited by these lawless and violent thugs. Join these two sleuthing economists as they follow the foreign aid money trail into the grasping hands of corrupt governments and shady underworld characters. Spend time with ingenious black marketeers as they game the international system. Follow the steep rise and fall of stock prices of companies with unseemly connections to Indonesia's former dictator. See for yourself what rainfall has to do with witch killings in Tanzania--and more.
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.
Take an entertaining walk on the dark side of global economic development with Economic Gangsters.
Economic Gangsters is a fascinating exploration into the dark side of economic development… Subjected to their genius, seemingly inconsequential events (like New York City parking tickets and Suharto catching a cold) become potent tools in understanding how the world really works. Rarely has a book on economics been this fun and this important.
— Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics
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The Smuggling Gap
Nature or Nurture?
Understanding the Culture of Corruption
No Water, No Peace
Death by a Thousand Small Cuts
The Road Back From War
Learning to Fight Economic Gangsters
Doing Better This Time
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