Raymond J. Fisman

Raymond Fisman is the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and Research Director of the Social Enterprise Program at the Columbia Business School. Professor Fisman received his Ph.D. in Business Economics at Harvard University. He worked as a consultant in the Africa Division of the World Bank for a year before moving to Columbia in 1999. Professor Fisman’s research focuses on corruption and more broadly on what makes people do bad things (he also sometimes thinks about why people do good things). His work has been published in leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. He writes a monthly column for Slate magazine. He is the author (with Edward Miguel) of Economic Gangsters.  

Content by Raymond J. Fisman
  • Project

    Do bureaucrats acculturate? Evidence from a long-running natural experiment in India

    This project explores the extent cultural norms around corruption and inaction are adopted over time by bureaucrats. By utilising the random assignment of elite bureaucrats to states with varying cultures of corruption and inaction, the team studies how the bureaucrat’s environment influences their preferences, values, and behaviour. Inaction and corruption of...

    9 Nov 2020 | Nishith Prakash, Raymond J. Fisman, Matt Lowe