Peter M. Siminski
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 AUSTRALIA
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|December 2015||College Party Culture and Sexual Assault|
with Jason M. Lindo, Isaac D. Swensen: w21828
This paper considers the degree to which events that intensify partying increase sexual assault. Estimates are based on panel data from campus and local law-enforcement agencies and an identification strategy that exploits plausibly random variation in the timing of Division 1 football games. The estimates indicate that these events increase daily reports of rape with 17-24 year old victims by 28 percent. The effects are driven largely by 17-24 year old offenders and by offenders unknown to the victim, but we also find significant effects on incidents involving offenders of other ages and on incidents involving offenders known to the victim.
Published: Jason M. Lindo & Peter Siminski & Isaac D. Swensen, 2018. "College Party Culture and Sexual Assault," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol 10(1), pages 236-265. citation courtesy of
|January 2014||Breaking the Link Between Legal Access to Alcohol and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Evidence from New South Wales|
with Jason M. Lindo, Oleg Yerokhin: w19857
A large literature has documented significant public health benefits associated with the minimum legal drinking age in the United States, particularly because of the resulting effects on motor vehicle accidents. These benefits form the primary basis for continued efforts to restrict youth access to alcohol. It is important to keep in mind, though, that policymakers have a wide variety of alcohol-control options available to them, and understanding how these policies may complement or substitute for one another can improve policy making moving forward. Towards this end, we propose that investigating the causal effects of the minimum legal drinking age in New South Wales, Australia provides a particularly informative case study, because Australian states are among the world leaders in their ...
Published: Jason M. Lindo & Peter Siminski & Oleg Yerokhin, 2015. "BREAKING THE LINK BETWEEN LEGAL ACCESS TO ALCOHOL AND MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: EVIDENCE FROM NEW SOUTH WALES," Health Economics, , pages n/a-n/a. citation courtesy of