2016

An offer You Can’t Refuse: Murdering Journalists as an Enforcement Mechanism of Corrupt Deals

Reprint No. 2016:64

Author(s): Christian Bjørnskov and Andreas FreytagYear: 2016 Title: Public Choice Volume (No.): 167 (3) Pages: 221–243
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Anecdotal evidence suggests that journalists and bureaucrats in some countries are killed when they try to blow the whistle on corruption. We demonstrate in a simple game-theoretical model how murders can serve as an enforcer of corrupt deals under certain regime assumptions. Testing the main implications in an unbalanced panel of 179 countries observed through four periods, we find that corruption is strongly related to the incidence of murders of journalists in countries with almost full press freedom. While our results provide evidence that journalists are killed for corrupt reasons, they also suggest that some countries may have to go through quite violent periods when seeking to secure full freedom of the press.


Reference:
Bjørnskov, Christian and Andreas Freytag (2016), "An offer You Can’t Refuse: Murdering Journalists as an Enforcement Mechanism of Corrupt Deals". Public Choice 167(3), 221–243.

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Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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