The Credibility Revolution in the Empirical Analysis of Crime

20 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2020

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Paolo Pinotti

Bocconi University - BAFFI Center on International Markets, Money, and Regulation

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Date Written: June 2020

Abstract

I review recent developments in the economic analysis of crime, focusing in particular on organized crime and corruption. I first discuss the main challenges to the empirical identification of causal relationships -- namely, measurement error due to endogenous reporting of crime and the fact that randomized controlled trials are rarely an option when studying crime. I then discuss recent advancements made possible by the combination of detailed micro-data and quasi-experimental methods.

Keywords: Economics of crime, identification, Measurement error, Quasi-experiments

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

Pinotti, Paolo, The Credibility Revolution in the Empirical Analysis of Crime (June 2020). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14850, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3628170

Paolo Pinotti (Contact Author)

Bocconi University - BAFFI Center on International Markets, Money, and Regulation ( email )

Milano, 20136
Italy

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