Organized crime and public spending: a panel data analysis

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate, empirically, what components of public spending imply a decreasing effect on organized crime and what components create opportunities for organized crime, discussing also the role of government efficiency. Using a panel data analysis, the results show a strikingly consistent pattern for the EU Member States. Organized crime mainly operates in the distribution of government spending for local public goods and public provision of private services. There is a decreasing effect on organized crime of the public expenditure devoted to education and social policy. Government efficiency in public spending is beneficial to limit the opportunities of the organized crime.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)119-140
Numero di pagine22
RivistaEconomics of Governance
Volume19
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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