The use of violence ini llegal markets: evidence from mahogany trade in the Brazilian Amazon

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Ariaster B. Chimeli; Rodrigo R. Soares;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Rio de Janeiro: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Departamento de Economia
  • Subject: mahogany | Brasilien | illegal markets | K42, O13, O17, Q58 [illegal markets, violence, homicide, mahogany, Brazil Jel Codes] | Drogenwirtschaft | Illegaler Handel | K42 | Cannabis | Normbefolgung | K42 [Brazil Jel Codes] | homicide | O13 | O17 | Q58 | Gewalt | violence
    • ddc: ddc:330

Agents operating in illegal markets cannot resort to the justice system to guarantee property rights, to enforce contracts, or to seek protection from competitors’ improper behaviors. In these contexts, violence is used to enforce previous agreements and to fight for ma... View more
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