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A Cure for Crime? Psycho-Pharmaceuticals and Crime Trends

Dave E. Marcotte, Sara Markowitz

NBER Working Paper No. 15354
Issued in September 2009

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We would like to thank to Erik Nesson and Steve Hemelt for excellent research assistance. Thanks to David Bjerk, Phil Cook, Jens Ludwig, John MacDonald, and participants at IZA’s First Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors and the 2009 Annual Workshop on Crime and Population Dynamics for helpful comments. We would also like to acknowledge the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center for Pharmaceutical Management Studies at the Rutgers University Business School for providing the IMS data. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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