The Economics of Crime: Lessons for and from Latin America

Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky, editors

Conference held November 29-30, 2007
Published in July 2010 by University of Chicago Press
© 2010 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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472 pages
ISBN: 0-226-15374-6

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, acknowledgments: Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, Ernesto Schargrodsky (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, Ernesto Schargrodsky (p. 1 - 15) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Understanding High Crime Rates in Latin America: The Role of Social and Policy Factors: Rodrigo R. Soares, Joana Naritomi (p. 19 - 55) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Alejandro Gaviria (p. 56 - 60) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Capital Crimes: Kidnappings and Corporate Investment in Colombia: Rony Pshisva, Gustavo A. Suarez (p. 63 - 97) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Juan Pantano (p. 97 - 100) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. The Cost of Avoiding Crime: The Case of Bogotá: Alejandro Gaviria, Carlos Medina, Leonardo Morales, Jairo Núñez (p. 101 - 132) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Alfredo Canavese (p. 132 - 136) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Do Conflicts Create Poverty Traps? Asset Losses and Recovery for Displaced Households in Colombia: Ana María Ibañez, Andrés Moya (p. 137 - 172) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Martín González-Rozada (p. 173 - 174) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Crime Distribution and Victim Behavior during a Crime Wave: Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Galiani, Ernesto Schargrodsky (p. 175 - 204) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Lucas Ronconi (p. 204 - 206) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Assessing São Paulo's Large Drop in Homicides: The Role of Demography and Policy Interventions: João M. P. de Mello, Alexandre Schneider (p. 207 - 235) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Lucas Llach (p. 235 - 237) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. The Quality of Life in Prisons: Do Educational Programs Reduce In-Prison Conflicts?: María Laura Alzúa, Catherine Rodriguez, Edgar Villa (p. 239 - 264) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Andrés Borenstein (p. 265 - 266) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. What Do Economists Know about Crime?: Angela K. Dills, Jeffrey A. Miron, Garrett Summers (p. 269 - 302) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Philip J. Cook (p. 302 - 304) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Peaceable Kingdoms and War Zones: Preemption, Ballistics and Murder in Newark: Brendan O'Flaherty, Rajiv Sethi (p. 305 - 353) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Guillermo Cruces (p. 353 - 357) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Crime Displacement and Police Interventions: Evidence from London's "Operation Theseus": Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin, Robert Witt (p. 359 - 374) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Catherine Rodriguez (p. 374 - 377) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. The Impact of Incentives on Human Behavior: Can We Make it Disappear? The Case of the Death Penalty: Naci Mocan, Kaj Gittings (p. 379 - 418) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Lucía Quesada (p. 418 - 420) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Does Arrest Deter Violence? Comparing Experimental and Nonexperimental Evidence on Mandatory Arrest Laws: Radha Iyengar (p. 421 - 452) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Rafael Di Tella (p. 453 - 456) (bibliographic info) (download)
Indexes: Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, Ernesto Schargrodsky (p. 457 - 472) (bibliographic info) (download)
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