On the Interplay between Extortion and Punishment. An Agent Based Model of Camorra

Barbara Sonzogni, Federico Cecconi, Rosaria Conte

This paper presents an ABM aimed to reproduce the demographics, economic and employment variables of a Southern Italian region (Campania) where one specific variant of Extortion Racketeering Systems (ERSs), Camorra, is highly active and prosperous. Preliminary results of a set of simulations show the effects of varying levels of extortion and punishment on the rates of inactivity, employment, etc. of a population of agents endowed with social learning mechanisms.

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