Archive for October 21st, 2013

21/10/2013

the problem with rules of thumb for estimating the scale of illicit business

In the next three posts, I want to set up a few important questions about the illicit antiquities trade in Nigeria. First, I want to consider some of the problems with the rules of thumb for estimating the scale of illicit business (in general); then, I want to review some evidence for the structure of the illicit oil trade in Nigeria; finally, I want to review some evidence for the structure of the illicit antiquities trade in Nigeria, and ask if the interpretation fits the evidence… Then I really need to finish writing a proposal…

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