Racial Profiling? Detecting Bias Using Statistical Evidence

Posted: 31 Aug 2011

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Date Written: January 2009


We review the economics literature that deals with identifying bias, or taste for discrimination, using statistical evidence. A unified model is developed that encompasses several different strategies studied in the literature. We also discuss certain more theoretical questions concerning the proper objective of discrimination law.

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Persico, Nicola, Racial Profiling? Detecting Bias Using Statistical Evidence (January 2009). Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 1, pp. 229-254, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1920087 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.economics.050708.143307

Nicola Persico (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management ( email )

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Evanston, IL 60208
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