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Richard Lotspeich

Research Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Indiana State University
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Nature of Organized Crime: An Organic Analogy
Term:
May 01, 1995
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Aug 01, 1995

Project Summary

An examination of extortion practices in Russia. Develops analysis based on the notion of an extortable market that a criminal organization controls as a cartel for the purpose of rent extraction. Identifies the socio-economic conditions that promote extortion, to provide information on the nature, locus and extent of social costs of extortion, and to offer specific policies that can mitigate these costs.

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