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Criminal Recidivism after Prison and Electronic Monitoring

Rafael Di Tella, Ernesto Schargrodsky

NBER Working Paper No. 15602
Issued in December 2009

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We thank Juan Marcos Wlasiuk, Cecilia de Mendoza and David Lenis for excellent research assistance. We are grateful to Marcelo Lapargo for generous conversations that improved our understanding of the legal system. We also thank David Abrams, Rodrigo Borda, Ilyana Kuziemko, Randi Hjalmarsson, Nestor Gandelman, Julio Rotemberg, Justin Wolfers and participants at Wharton for very helpful discussions. We also thank participants at the NBER/LICIP, CIfAR (Ottawa), Maryland Crime and Population Workshop, LACEA, and NBER/IASE conference for comments on earlier versions of this project. We thank Fernando Diaz, Julio Quintana, Sergio Buffa, Martín Canepa, José Castillos, and Marcelo Acosta for generous help. 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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