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Do People Want Optimal Deterrence?


Cass R. Sunstein


Harvard Law School

David Schkade


University of California, San Diego

Daniel Kahneman


Princeton University

May 1999

University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 77

Abstract:     
This paper tests the question whether people favor optimal deterrence policies. More particularly, it asks whether people are willing to increase penalties when the probability of detection is low, or to decrease penalties when the probability of detection is high. Two experiments are reported, suggesting that people do not spontaneously think in terms of optimal deterrence, and that people would have objections to policies based on the goal of optimal deterrence. Institutional implications are briefly discussed.

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Date posted: August 12, 1999  

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Sunstein, Cass R. and Schkade, David and Kahneman, Daniel, Do People Want Optimal Deterrence? (May 1999). University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics Working Paper No. 77. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=166168 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.166168

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