Estimating a Dynamic Discrete Choice Model of Crime
42 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 1999
Date Written: November 2, 1998
A simple dynamic model of criminal behavior is estimated. The object is to see if the dynamics involved help differentiate between alternative structural hypotheses involving empirical regularities such as the age crime profile. This refers to the observation that criminal behavior seems to peak around age seventeen.
JEL Classification: C19, J24
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