Christopher Coyne & Anja Shortland on Kidnap

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Christopher Coyne interviews Anja Shortland on her book Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business. Listen as they unpack the many puzzles of kidnapping, such as which incentives influence the perpetrators, how a powerful private governance system has ordered the negotiation and transaction process, why most kidnappings end peacefully, and what happens when kidnapping goes wrong.

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The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.