October 11 2019
The mafia does not work. In the Municipalities of the Center North whose businesses were infiltrated by the ‘ Ndrangheta , employment fell by 28% between 1971 and 2011 . This is what emerges from the working paper The real effects of the ‘ndrangheta on the real economy: evidence at the company level , by Bank of Italy researchersLitterio Mirenda, Sauro Mocetti and Lucia Rizzica. This is the first study that seeks to reconstruct the long-term effects caused by organized crime on the production of the territories in which it infiltrates, excluding those of origin. The ‘ndrangheta is the most suitable subject for such an analysis because, according to Transcrime , only 23% of its annual revenues estimated at between 3 and 4 billion euros is made in Calabria , unlike what happens for camorra and Cosa ours that in Campania and Sicily have revenues exceeding 60% of the total.