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David Rivers

Department of Economics
University of Western Ontario
Social Science Centre, Room 4024
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5C2

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September 2015Model Uncertainty and the Effect of Shall-Issue Right-to-Carry Laws on Crime
with Steven N. Durlauf, Salvador Navarro: w21566
This paper explores the role of model uncertainty in explaining the different findings in the literature regarding the effect of shall-issue right-to-carry concealed weapons laws on crime. In particular, we systematically examine how different modeling assumptions affect the results. We find little support for some widely used assumptions in the literature (e.g., population weights), but find that allowing for the effect of the law to be heterogeneous across both counties and over time is important for explaining the observed patterns of crime. In terms of model uncertainty, we find that there is substantial variation in the estimated effects for each model across all dimensions of the model space. This suggests that one should be cautious in using the results from any particular model to ...

Published: Steven N. Durlauf & Salvador Navarro & David A. Rivers, 2016. "Model uncertainty and the effect of shall-issue right-to-carry laws on crime," European Economic Review, vol 81(), pages 32-67. citation courtesy of

 
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