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Replication data for: The Smuggling of Art, and the Art of Smuggling: Uncovering the Illicit Trade in Cultural Property and Antiques

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Fisman, Raymond
  • Wei, Shang-Jin
Publication Date
2009-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We empirically analyze the illicit trade in cultural property and antiques, taking advantage of different reporting incentives between source and destination countries. We generate a measure of illicit trafficking in these goods by comparing imports recorded in United States' customs data and the (purportedly identical) trade recorded by customs authorities in exporting countries. This reporting gap is highly correlated with corruption levels of exporting countries. This correlation is stronger for artifact-rich countries. As a placebo test, we do not observe any such pattern for US imports of toys. We report similar results for four other Western country markets. (JEL F14, K42, Z11, Z13)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.1.3.82 (Text)
Publications
  • Fisman, Raymond, and Shang-Jin Wei. “The Smuggling of Art, and the Art of Smuggling: Uncovering the Illicit Trade in Cultural Property and Antiques.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1, no. 3 (June 2009): 82–96. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.1.3.82.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.1.3.82 (DOI)

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Fisman, Raymond; Wei, Shang-Jin (2009): Replication data for: The Smuggling of Art, and the Art of Smuggling: Uncovering the Illicit Trade in Cultural Property and Antiques. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113568V1