"The importance of understanding corruption has never been so important as right now. This is the new go-to book on the topic." - Tyler Cowen, Professor of economics, GMU
"To tackle corruption we need to recognize that it is a symptom of a society in which incentives are distorted, control mechanisms are absent and norms are mis-calibrated. Anyone planning to delve into these issues would be well served by first studying what Fisman and Golden have to say." - Daron Acemoglu, co-author of Why Nations Fail and professor of economics, MIT
Ray Fisman is the Slater Family Chair in Behavioral Economics at Boston University. He is the coauthor of Economic Gangsters (with Edward Miguel); and The Org and The Inner Lives of Markets (both with Tim Sullivan).Miriam A. Golden is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, she has conducted research on corruption and political malfeasance in Europe, Asia, and Africa.