How Crime Affects Economic Performance Through the Application of the ECM-Model: The Case of Guatemala
Posted: 4 Sep 2014 Last revised: 28 Feb 2015
Date Written: September 3, 2014
The impact of crime on economic growth is obviously substantial, but measuring the degree of its effects on a country’s economic performance is subject to a great deal of uncertainty. This paper primarily attempts to close this gap using the economics of crime monitoring model, a new economic instrument that could be used to evaluate the impact of crime on economic performance. Guatemala was used to illustrate the applicability of the model from where analyses provide a coherent evaluation of the degree to which crime can affect a country’s economic performance.
Keywords: Crime, economic performance, ECM-Model, Guatemala
JEL Classification: Y20
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