Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know by Ray FismanCorruption: What Everyone Needs to Know by Ray Fisman

Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know

byRay Fisman, Miriam A. Golden

Paperback | April 26, 2017

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Corruption regularly makes front page headlines: public officials embezzling government monies, selling public offices, and trading bribes for favors to private companies generate public indignation and calls for reform. In Corruption: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG, renowned scholars Ray Fismanand Miriam A. Golden provide a deeper understanding of why corruption is so damaging politically, socially, and economically. Among the key questions examined are: is corruption the result of perverse economic incentives? Does it stem from differences in culture and tolerance for illicit acts of government officials? Why don't voters throw corrupt politicians out of office? Vivid examples from a wide range of countries andsituations shed light on the causes of corruption, and how it can be combated.
Ray Fisman is the Slater Family Chair in Behavioral Economics at Boston University. He is the coauthor of Economic Gangsters (with Edward Miguel); and The Org and The Inner Lives of Markets (both with Tim Sullivan). Miriam A. Golden is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a Fellow of the Joh...
Title:Corruption: What Everyone Needs to KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:April 26, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"To tackle corruption we need to recognize that it is a symptom of a society in which incentives are distorted, control mechanisms are absent and norms are mis-calibrated. Anyone planning to delve into these issues would be well served by first studying what Fisman and Golden have to say." --Daron Acemoglu, co-author of Why Nations Fail and professor of economics, MIT