Economic Gangsters book talk with Professor Ray Fisman
New York, NY • February 26, 2009
In Economic Gangsters, Ray Fisman and Edward Miguel take readers into the secretive, chaotic, and brutal worlds inhabited by these lawless and violent thugs. See how these two sleuthing economists ...
Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ESTMarriott East Side
545 Lexington Ave
at 49th Street
New York, NY 10022
In Economic Gangsters, Ray Fisman and Edward Miguel take readers into the secretive, chaotic, and brutal worlds inhabited by these lawless and violent thugs. See how these two sleuthing economists 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.
Join Professor Fisman for a presentation on his book and learn about what rainfall has to do with witch killings in Tanzania—and more. Book website: www.economicgangsters.com. Networking reception to follow.
Professor Fisman works in the area of economic development, with a particular focus on the political economy of corruption. In this domain, he has studied the value of political connections in Indonesia, smuggling between Hong Kong and China, and the link between culture and corruption. He is also an active researcher in the emerging field of behavioral economics, and has explored diverse topics ranging from racial preferences in dating to the economics of altruism. More recently, his research has turned to examine the motivations and effects of corporate social responsibility. Professor Fisman teaches the core course in Managerial Economics and an elective on the Private Sector and International Development. He is the research director of the Social Enterprise Program, and a Bernstein Faculty Leader at Columbia Business School.
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