Raymond Fisman
BOSTON UNIVERSITY. Professor in Behavioral Economics. Research focuses on the impact of corporate social responsibility, the determinants of altruism, and global corruption.

Unintended Consequences: Lessons From an Anti-Fraud Reform

June 1, 2017

The Issue:

When individuals abuse government programs, governments often respond with reforms that involve stricter monitoring or punishments for violators. This is viewed as a way of improving program effectiveness and reducing costs. But these reforms can have unintended consequences that could limit the efficacy ...
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The Corrosion from Corruption

February 2, 2017

The Issue:

The concern that people or corporations might try to influence those in power to pursue private goals at the expense of the public good crosses party lines. President Trump's calls to "Drain the Swamp" resonated with many of his supporters during the presidential election. Similarly, critics of the new administration ...
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