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The Efficient Deployment of Police Resources: Theory and New Evidence from a Randomized Drunk Driving Crackdown in India

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Daniel Keniston, Nina Singh

NBER Working Paper No. 26224
Issued in September 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank John Firth and Pankaj Verma for their outstanding contributions as research assistants on this project, and the Rajasthan Research Institute for coordinating data collection. We are grateful to the JPAL Governance Initiative for financial support. Thanks to Steven Berry, Mira Frick, Debray Ray, Nicholas Ryan and Christopher Udry for helpful suggestions, and seminar participants at Auburn Univ., Boston Univ., the Univ. of Chicago, Oxford Univ., Stanford Univ., Harvard Univ., Univ. of Pennsylvania, Northwestern Univ., LSE, LSU, and Yale Univ. for comments. The findings and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not in any way engage the responsibility of the Rajasthan Police, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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