The simple economics of extortion: evidence from trucking in Aceh

Benjamin Olken interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 29 Aug 2008

Ben Olken of MIT talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his research on bribery in the Indonesian trucking industry – and the lessons for policy efforts to reduce corruption. The interview was recorded at the American Economic Association meetings in New Orleans in January 2008.

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Topics: Development, Microeconomic regulation
Tags: Corruption, development, Indonesia

Associate Professor of Economics in the MIT Department of Economics and CEPR Research Affiliate