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Legality and Illegality in Markets: International Conference at the MPIfG

Distinguishing between legal and illegal markets is not as easy as it might first appear. For example, when market activity is illegal but legitimate, the boundaries become unclear. The relationship between legality and illegality in markets was the topic of an interdisciplinary conference held in February 2015 at the MPIfG. Researchers from Europe, Africa and the USA discussed how legal and illegal market activities intersect, and looked at a range of different markets such as diamond production in Sierra Leone and western financial markets. The conference was organized by Jens Beckert and Matías Dewey. The topic of "Illegal Markets" is currently being examined in five different research projects at the MPIfG. conference website
project area "Illegal Markets"
more projects on illegal markets


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