[automatically translated] In this paper we analyzed the relationship between the structure of the economy of Sicily and the spread of organized crime, in order to offer a new interpretation of some data related to the recent economic development of Sicily. The results of the empirical analysis shows that the Sicilian economy structure is such as to make the region particularly vulnerable to control by the crime, at the same time being characterized by: i) a relatively high presence of traditional sectors; and sectors whose activities are strongly linked to the territory like construction; ii) a particularly reduced size of the enterprise and, finally, iii) a high public sector presence.
|Title of host publication||I costi dell'illegalità. Mafia ed estorsioni in Sicilia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|