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The Relationship Between a Smuggler and a Politician. How do Drugs Corrupt Governments?

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper showing how illegal drugs foster public corruption (using data on crack cocaine and public corruption from U.S. states) will be covered in tomorrow's issue of Iran's major weekly magazine, Tejarat-e-Farda.

Ahead of the coverage, Tejarat-e-Farda has put out a teaser on Telegram (in Persian): farda/4593

The paper entitled "Illegal Drugs and Public Corruption: Crack Based Evidence from California", (joint with Alessandro Flamini University of Pavia and Babak Jahanshahi at University of Edinburgh), which is forthcoming in the European Journal of Political Economy, is available as Cambridge Working Papers in Economics here:

Published on: Thursday 11th February 2021