The bank robberies sweeping the small towns of Brazil are swift and destructive. Teams of ten people or more from sophisticated crime syndicates hit a bank in the middle of the night, blowing open its vaults, seizing its cash, and destroying the rest of its physical infrastructure with explosives. By the time local inhabitants have risen, the criminals are long gone. The … [Read more...] about How Bank Robberies Stoke Financial Digitalization in Brazil
Lucas A. Mariani is a policy associate at Economic Research Southern Africa and a research fellow at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2021. More details about his research can be found on his website.