Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America

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Rafael Di Tella

Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Javier Donna

Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

Robert MacCulloch

Imperial College London - Tanaka Business School

Date Written: August 21, 2007

Abstract

We find that perceptions of crime and individual experience with crime (crime victimization) are positively correlated with left-wing beliefs within countries, controlling for income and other correlates of ideology, in a sample for Latin American countries in the mid-1990’s.

Keywords: beliefs, crime, fairness, legitimacy of market

JEL Classification: P16, K42, E62

Suggested Citation

Di Tella, Rafael and Donna, Javier D. and MacCulloch, Robert, Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America (August 21, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2667660 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2667660

Rafael Di Tella

Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit ( email )

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Javier D. Donna (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics ( email )

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Robert MacCulloch

Imperial College London - Tanaka Business School ( email )

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London SW7 2AZ, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

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