Urban Crime and Labor Mobility

Two municipalities within a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) determine the level of local law enforcement. Enforcement reduces and diverts crime. The former confers a spillover benefit; the latter a spillover cost. When labor is mobile, welfare necessarily declines: if enforcement is too high (lo...

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Volume: 13
Main Author: BANDYOPADHYAY, SUBHAYU
PINTO, SANTIAGO M
WHEELER, CHRISTOPHER H
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Malden, USA Blackwell Publishing Inc 01.06.2011
WILEY-BLACKWELL
Association for Public Economic Theory
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
published in: Journal of public economic theory Vol. 13; no. 3; pp. 443 - 462
ORCID: 0000-0002-7911-7257
0000-0003-1626-6543
Data of publication: June 2011
ISSN: 1097-3923
1467-9779
EISSN: 1467-9779
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: cwheeler@ftc.gov
Santiago M. Pinto, Department of Economics, West Virginia University, PO Box 6025, 1601 University Ave., Room 412, Morgantown, WV 26506‐6025
Christopher H. Wheeler, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official positions of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Federal Reserve System, or the Federal Trade Commission. We would like to thank the participants of the Federal Reserve System Regional Meetings, Chicago, IL, 2007, and the participants of the 46th Southern Regional Science Association Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2009. Special thanks are due to Andrew Haughwout and Todd Sandler for their helpful comments and suggestions. We are also very grateful to an anonymous referee, the Associate Editor, and the Editor for detailed suggestions that significantly improved the paper.
smpinto@mail.wvu.edu
Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Bandyopadhyay@stls.frb.org
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Series: Journal of Public Economic Theory
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