Corruption in Italian soccer

Battista Severgnini interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 26 Sep 2008

Drawing on records from ‘Calciopoli’, a judicial inquiry into corruption in the Italian soccer league, Tito Boeri and Battista Severgnini have investigated what drives match rigging, including referees’ career concerns, competitive balance and media concentration. In an interview with Romesh Vaitilingam, recorded at the annual congress of the European Economic Association in Milan in August 2008, Severgnini discusses their findings.

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Topics: Institutions and economics
Tags: Corruption, Italy, soccer

PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany and Researcher at CEBR