Anja Shortland on Kidnap

EconTalk | 17 June 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anja Shortland about her book Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business. Explores this strange, frightening, but surprisingly orderly world of kidnapping, which is relatively common where government authority is weak. She shows how the interaction between kidnappers, victims, and insurance companies creates a somewhat predictable set of prices for ransom and creates a relatively high chance of the safe return of those who are kidnapped.