Economic Structure and Vulnerability to Organised Crime : Evidence from Sicily

  title={Economic Structure and Vulnerability to Organised Crime : Evidence from Sicily},
  author={Andrea Mario Lavezzi},
  • Andrea Mario Lavezzi
  • Published 2013
The economic analysis of organized crime suggests that some economic activities are particularly vulnerable to penetration by criminal organizations. This paper provides an analysis of the structure of the Sicilian economy and shows that, when compared to other Italian regions, it is characterized by a disproportionate presence of such activities. In particular, the economy of Sicily appears characterized by: (i) a large dimension of traditional sectors, such as the Construction sector, which… CONTINUE READING


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