Webinar | Organized Crime and Economic Growth: Evidence from Mafia Infiltrated Municipalities in Italy

Webinar | Organized Crime and Economic Growth: Evidence from Mafia Infiltrated Municipalities in Italy

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<h4><em><strong>Para leer esta página en español, haz clic <a href="https://www.poverty-action.org/sites/default/files/Crimen-Organizado-Cr… webinar was the fifth webinar in <a href="/event/webinar-series-violence-and-crime-latin-america-and-caribbean">a series presenting innovative research on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean</a>. <strong>If you would like to receive updates via email on future webinars in this series, sign up for the series mailing list <a href="https://uchicago.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=cb1276cdf90fa4a6b74dfe… infiltration of political institutions by organized crime is a serious problem in many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Could these ties between criminal organizations and institutions be an obstacle for economic growth? Evidence on the effects of a policy that removed (allegedly) corrupt city councils and mayors from municipalities in Italy gives us some insights on the potential of anti-corruption policies to contribute to economic development.In this webinar, <strong>Alessandra Fenizia (George Washington University) </strong>presented her research on the effects of city council dismissals on economic activity in the municipalities in which it was implemented in Italy. <strong>Gianmarco Daniele (University of Milan) </strong>commented on the implications of this research. A 10-minute Q&amp;A followed the presentations. This webinar was held in both English and Spanish. Translation from English to Spanish and vice versa was provided. <h4>Speaker</h4><ul></ul><ul><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/site/alessandrafenizia/home">Alessandra Fenizia</a>, <em>Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, George Washington University</em></li></ul><h4>Policy Discussant</h4><ul><li><a href="http://www.gianmarcodaniele.com/"><strong>Gianmarco Daniele</strong></a><em>, Assistant Professor at the University of Milan and Executive Director of the CLEAN Unit on the economics of crime at Bocconi University</em></li></ul><h4>Moderator</h4><ul><li><a href="/people/ricardo-morel"><strong>Ricardo Morel</strong></a><em>, Program Director for Innovations for Poverty Action's Peace &amp; Recovery Program</em></li></ul><em><strong>Watch the video recordings below in English and Spanish.</strong></em><h2>City</h2>Webinar<h2>Country</h2>United States