The Resource The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America, edited by Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky

The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America, edited by Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky

Label
The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America
Title
The economics of crime
Title remainder
lessons for and from Latin America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Taking an empirical economics perspective, this volume assesses the causal impacts of disadvantage on youth outcomes and how policy interventions can alleviate those impacts. Each chapter develops a framework to describe the relationship between youth disadvantages and later life outcomes, addressing such factors as educational opportunity, health, neighborhood crime rates, and employment. This book documents the serious short-and long-term consequences of childhood disadvantage and provides nuanced evidence of the impact of public policy designed to help needy children." "This volume offers comparative analysis from twelve countries and examines the issue of age in the labor force. Contributors analyze the relationship between incentives to retire and the proportion of older persons in the workforce, the effects that reforming social security would have on the employment rates of older workers, and how extending labor force participation will affect program costs. Dispelling the myth that employingolder workers takes jobs away from the young, this timely volume challenges a raft of existing assumptions about the relationship between old and young people in the workforce." "In less than three decades, China has grown from playing a negligible role in world trade to being one of the world's largest exporters, a substantial importer of raw materials, intermediate outputs, and other goods, and both a recipient and source of foreign investment. This volume undertakes an empirical investigation of the effects of China's new status, providing detailed analyses of the microstructure of trade, the macroeconomic implications, sector-level issues, and foreign direct investment. Careful examination of micro data in light of established economic theories clarifies a number of misconceptions, overturns some conventional wisdom, and documents data patterns that enhance our understanding of issues related to China's trade."
  • "Crime rates in Latin America are among the highest in the world, and in several countries they have steadily risen over the past two decades, making crime the primary concern of many citizens. Despite this situation, there has been a lack of systematic effort to study crime in the region or the effectiveness of policies designed to tackle it. This book contributes to the current debate on causes and solutions by applying lessons learned from recent developments in the economics of crime." "The Economics of crime addresses a variety of topics, including the impact of mandatory arrest laws, education in prisons, and the relationship between poverty and crime. the book also presents research from outside Latin America, illustrating the broad range of approaches that have been fruitful in studying crime in developed nations. The Economics of Crime will be vital for researchers, policy makers, and students of both crime and of Latin American economic policy."--BOOK JACKET
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committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6810.5
LC item number
.E26 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Di Tella, Rafael
  • Edwards, Sebastian
  • Schargrodsky, Ernesto
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Universidad Torcuato di Tella
Series statement
A National Bureau of Economic Research conference report
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • Crime prevention
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Crime
  • Crime prevention
  • Latin America
Label
The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America, edited by Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers presented at the conference "Crime, Institutions, and Policies", organized by the Inter American Seminar on Economics of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Laboratorio de Investigaciones sobre Crimen, Instituciones y Políticas of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 29-30, 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview: Latin America exceptionalism? -- Understanding high crime rates in Latin America: the role of social and policy factors / Rodrigo R. Soares and Joana Naritomi ; comment: Alejandro Gaviria -- The economics of crime meets Latin America. Capital crimes: kidnappings and corporate investment in Colombia / Rony Pshisva and Gustavo A. Suarez ; comment: Juan Pantano -- The cost of avoiding crime: the case of Bogotá / Alejandro Gaviria ... [et al.] ; comment: Alfredo Canavese -- Do conflicts create poverty traps? asset losses and recovery for displaced households in Colombia / Ana María Ibáñez and Andrés Moya ; comment: Martín González Rozada -- Crime distribution and victim behavior during a crime wave / Rafael Di Tella, Sebastián Galiani, and Ernesto Schargrodsky ; comment: Lucas Ronconi -- Assessing São Pauloś large drop in homicides: the role of demography and policy interventions / João M P de Mello and Alexandre Schneider ; comment: Lucas Llach -- The quality of life in prisons: do educational programs reduce in-prison conflicts? / María Laura Alzúa, Catherine Rodriguez, and Edgar Villa ; comment: Andrés Borenstein -- International evidence. What do economists know about crime? / Angela K. Dills, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Garrett Summers ; comment: Philip J. Cook -- Peaceable kingdoms and war zones: preemption, ballistics, and murder in Newark / Brendan O'Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi ; comment: Guillermo Cruces -- Crime displacement and police interventions: evidence from London's "operation theseus" / Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin, and Robert Witt ; comment: Catherine Rodriguez -- The impact of incentives on human behavior: can we make it disappear? the case of the death penalty / Naci Mocan and Kaj Gittings ; comment: Lucía Quesada -- Does arrest deter violence? comparing experimental and nonexperimental evidence on mandatory arrest laws / Radha Iyengar ; comment: Rafael Di Tella
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 472 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226791852
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612775680
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
277568
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671812020
  • (OCoLC)ocn671812020
Label
The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America, edited by Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards, and Ernesto Schargrodsky
Publication
Note
Papers presented at the conference "Crime, Institutions, and Policies", organized by the Inter American Seminar on Economics of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Laboratorio de Investigaciones sobre Crimen, Instituciones y Políticas of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 29-30, 2007
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview: Latin America exceptionalism? -- Understanding high crime rates in Latin America: the role of social and policy factors / Rodrigo R. Soares and Joana Naritomi ; comment: Alejandro Gaviria -- The economics of crime meets Latin America. Capital crimes: kidnappings and corporate investment in Colombia / Rony Pshisva and Gustavo A. Suarez ; comment: Juan Pantano -- The cost of avoiding crime: the case of Bogotá / Alejandro Gaviria ... [et al.] ; comment: Alfredo Canavese -- Do conflicts create poverty traps? asset losses and recovery for displaced households in Colombia / Ana María Ibáñez and Andrés Moya ; comment: Martín González Rozada -- Crime distribution and victim behavior during a crime wave / Rafael Di Tella, Sebastián Galiani, and Ernesto Schargrodsky ; comment: Lucas Ronconi -- Assessing São Pauloś large drop in homicides: the role of demography and policy interventions / João M P de Mello and Alexandre Schneider ; comment: Lucas Llach -- The quality of life in prisons: do educational programs reduce in-prison conflicts? / María Laura Alzúa, Catherine Rodriguez, and Edgar Villa ; comment: Andrés Borenstein -- International evidence. What do economists know about crime? / Angela K. Dills, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Garrett Summers ; comment: Philip J. Cook -- Peaceable kingdoms and war zones: preemption, ballistics, and murder in Newark / Brendan O'Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi ; comment: Guillermo Cruces -- Crime displacement and police interventions: evidence from London's "operation theseus" / Mirko Draca, Stephen Machin, and Robert Witt ; comment: Catherine Rodriguez -- The impact of incentives on human behavior: can we make it disappear? the case of the death penalty / Naci Mocan and Kaj Gittings ; comment: Lucía Quesada -- Does arrest deter violence? comparing experimental and nonexperimental evidence on mandatory arrest laws / Radha Iyengar ; comment: Rafael Di Tella
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 472 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226791852
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612775680
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
277568
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671812020
  • (OCoLC)ocn671812020

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