John MacDonald

University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Criminology and Sociology

483 McNeil Building

3718 Locust Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

http://www.crim.upenn.edu/faculty_macdonald.htm

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Scholarly Papers (12)

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Mobile Phones and Crime Deterrence: An Underappreciated Link

Research Handbook on the Economics of Criminal Law, Alon Harel and Keith N. Hylton, eds., August, 2012, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-33
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2013
Jonathan Klick, John MacDonald and Thomas Stratmann
University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Pennsylvania and George Mason University - Buchanan Center Political Economy
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crime, cell phones

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The Effects of Local Police Surges on Crime and Arrests in New York City

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-468
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 04 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2016
John MacDonald, Jeffrey Fagan and Amanda Geller
University of Pennsylvania, Columbia Law School and NYU Department of Sociology
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New York City, crime rate, NYPD, impact zone program, crime, crime reduction

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Policing, Crime and Legitimacy in New York and Los Angeles: The Social and Political Contexts of Two Historic Crime Declines

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 12-315
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 22 Aug 2012
Jeffrey Fagan and John MacDonald
Columbia Law School and University of Pennsylvania
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The Effect of Privately Provided Police Services on Crime

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-36
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 06 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2012
John MacDonald, Jonathan Klick and Ben Grunwald
University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Duke University School of Law
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crime, police, security, regression discontinuity

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Reducing Crime by Shaping the Built Environment with Zoning: An Empirical Study of Los Angeles

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 161, No. 699, 2013
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 Feb 2013
RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine and RAND Corporation
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crime, planning, built-environment

The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Private Law Enforcement: Evidence from University Police

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8800
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Feb 2015
University of Pennsylvania Law School, RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania and RAND Corporation
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law enforcement, privately provided public good, crime

The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Private Law Enforcement: Evidence from University Police

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 59, p. 889, 2016, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-33
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Aug 2017
University of Pennsylvania Law School, RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania and RAND Corporation
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Empirical legal studies, law enforcement, University of Chicago Police Department, UCPD, private police, police effectiveness, geographic regression discontinuity

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Do Schools Cause Crime in Neighborhoods? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the Growth of Charter Schools in Philadelphia

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Aug 2015
John MacDonald and Nancy Nicosia
University of Pennsylvania and RAND Corporation
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Crime; Schools; Charter

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Public Safety Through Private Action: An Economic Assessment of Bids, Locks, and Citizen Cooperation

NBER Working Paper No. w15877
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2010
Philip J. Cook and John MacDonald
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Pennsylvania
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Does Mandatory Diversion to Drug Treatment Eliminate Racial Disparities in the Incarceration of Drug Offenders? An Examination of California's Proposition 36

NBER Working Paper No. w18518
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Nov 2012
RAND Corporation, University of Pennsylvania and Health Economics, Finance and Organization, RAND Corporation
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Deterring Tax Delinquency in Philadelphia

NBER Working Paper No. w23243
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Mar 2017
University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania - Finance Department, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Public Safety Through Private Action: An Economic Assessment of BIDs

The Economic Journal, Vol. 121, Issue 552, pp. 445-462, 2011
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 May 2011
Philip J. Cook and John MacDonald
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Pennsylvania
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Neighborhood Interventions to Reduce Violence

Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 39, pp. 253-271, 2018
Posted: 18 Jun 2018
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

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