New Meetup: Economic Gangsters book talk, $30

From: saul d.
Sent on: Monday, February 23, 2009 4:39 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Economist readers!

What: Economic Gangsters book talk, $30

When: February 26,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Sandra forwarded me this event. I won't be able to make it but hope some enjoy it. Note the $30 fee and further details at the columbia web link. (bottom of description)


Marriott East Side: 545 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street, New York
(closest subway: 6 train to 51st St)

? Event dates and times
Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 6:30 ? 8:30 p.m.

? Event price: $30 per person

? Website:
www.gsb.columbia.edu/events/alumni?main.id=50264

Please join Professor Ray Fisman for an evening discussion on
the economics and psychology of why people do bad things, a
topic from his new book Economic Gangsters: Corruption,
Violence and the Poverty of Nations.

Economic Gangsters with Professor Ray Fisman

In Economic Gangsters, Ray Fisman and Edward Miguel take
readers into the secretive, chaotic, and brutal worlds
inhabited by these lawless and violent thugs. See how these two
sleuthing economists follow the foreign aid money trail into
the grasping hands of corrupt governments and shady underworld
characters. Spend time with ingenious black marketeers as they
game the international system. Follow the steep rise and fall
of stock prices of companies with unseemly connections to
Indonesia?s former dictator. Join Professor Fisman for a
presentation on his book and learn about what rainfall has to
do with witch killings in Tanzania?and more. Book website: www.
economicgangsters.com. Networking reception to follow.

Professor Fisman works in the area of economic development,
with a particular focus on the political economy of corruption.
In this domain, he has studied the value of political
connections in Indonesia, smuggling between Hong Kong and
China, and the link between culture and corruption. He is also
an active researcher in the emerging field of behavioral
economics, and has explored diverse topics ranging from racial
preferences in dating to the economics of altruism. More
recently, his research has turned to examine the motivations
and effects of corporate social responsibility. Professor
Fisman teaches the core course in Managerial Economics and an
elective on the Private Sector and International Development.
He is the research director of the Social Enterprise Program,
and a Bernstein Faculty Leader at Columbia Business School.

Please see details online and contact Vivian Ginorio to pay and
register:
www.gsb.columbia.edu/events/alumni?main.id=50264
Vivian Ginorio: [address removed]

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/economist/calendar/9801909/

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