How Crime Affects Economic Performance: The Case of Guatemala

Posted: 27 Feb 2015 Last revised: 28 Feb 2015

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Ibrahim Ndoma

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Date Written: February 27, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Ndoma, Ibrahim, How Crime Affects Economic Performance: The Case of Guatemala (February 27, 2015). Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 36, 867-882, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2571159

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
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Ibrahim Ndoma

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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