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Key Player Policies When Contextual Effects Matter


Coralio Ballester


Universidad de Alicante

Yves Zenou


Stockholm University; Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IUI); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

January 2012

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8806

Abstract:     
We consider a model where the criminal decision of each individual is affected by not only her own characteristics, but also by the characteristics of her friends (contextual effects). We determine who the key player is, i.e. the criminal who once removed generates the highest reduction in total crime in the network. We generalize the intercentrality measure proposed by Ballester et al. (2006) by taking into account the change in contextual effects following the removal of the key player. We also provide an example that shows how the new formula can be calculated in practice.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: contextual effects., Crime, key players, peer effects

JEL Classification: A14, D85, K42, Z13

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Date posted: March 1, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Ballester, Coralio and Zenou, Yves, Key Player Policies When Contextual Effects Matter (January 2012). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8806. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2013797

Contact Information

Coralio Ballester (Contact Author)
University of Alicante ( email )
Campus de San Vicente
Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig
San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante 03690
Spain
Yves Zenou
Stockholm University ( email )
Stockholm, SE-106 91
Sweden
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IUI) ( email )
P.O. Box 5501
S-114 85 Stockholm
Sweden
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
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