Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) (Hardcover)

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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 Know(R), renowned scholars Ray Fisman
and 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 and situations shed light on the causes of corruption, and how it can be combated.

About the Author

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 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, she has conducted research on corruption and political malfeasance in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190463984
ISBN-10: 0190463988
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: April 12th, 2017
Pages: 338
Language: English
Series: What Everyone Needs to Know (Hardcover)