Aggregation Bias in the Economic Model of Crime

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Todd Cherry Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This paper uses county-level panel data to test the appropriateness of the ‘one size fits all’ reduced-form regression approach commonly used when estimating the economic model of crime. Empirical results provide initial evidence that previous studies, which restrict deterrent effects to have identical impacts across crime types, may be presenting statistically biased results.

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Todd L. Cherry & John A. List (2002) "Aggregation Bias in the Economic Model of Crime" Economics Letters Volume 75 Issue 1 [DOI: 10.1016/S0165-1765(01)00597-3] Version of Record Available From (
Language: English
Date: 2002
aggregation, heterogeneity, sanctions, deterrence

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