AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE PUBLIC SPENDING DECOMPOSITION ON ORGANIZED CRIME

Maria Berrittella, Carmelo Provenzano

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate, empirically, what components of the public spending imply a decreasing effect on the organized crime and what components create opportunities for the organized crime, discussingalso the role of government effciency. The findings show a strikingly consistent pattern. Organized crime mainly operates in the distribution of the public spending for health, housing and community amenities. There is adecreasing effect on organized crime of the public expenditure devoted to education and to create morality values, such as the expenditure for recreation, culture and religion. Finally, government efficiency in public spendingis beneficial for reducing the opportunities of the organized crime.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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