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SI 2016 Economics of Crime

Justin McCrary, Jens Ludwig, Philip J. Cook, Organizers

July 28-29, 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Longfellow Room
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, Massachusetts



Wednesday, July 27



6:00 pm

Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel


Thursday, July 28

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

Joseph J. Doyle, Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Sanni N. Breining, Aarhus University
David N. Figlio, Northwestern University and NBER
Krzysztof Karbownik, Northwestern University
Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida

10:00 am

Charles F. Manski, Northwestern University and NBER
John Pepper, University of Virginia
HOW DO RIGHT-TO-CARRY LAWS AFFECT CRIME RATES? Coping with Ambiguity using Bounded-Variation Assumptions

11:00 am


Joint session with Law and Economics group (11:30 am  – 12:30 pm):

11:30 am

Robert Dur, Erasmus University
Ben Vollaard, Tilburg University
Salience of Law Enforcement: A Field Experiment

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Michael G. Mueller-Smith, University of Michigan
Kevin Schnepel, The University of Sydney
Punishment and (non-)Deterrence: Evidence on First-Time Drug Offenders from Regression Discontinuities

2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Jeremy D. West, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Racial Bias in Police Investigations

4:00 pm


Friday, July 29




Morning session is joint with the Labor Studies group in Ballroom A

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:30 am

Will S. Dobbie, Princeton University and NBER
Jacob S. Goldin,
Department of the Treasury
Crystal Yang, Harvard University
The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges

9:30 am

Manudeep Bhuller, University of Chicago
Gordon Dahl, University of California at San Diego and NBER
Katrine V. Løken, University of Bergen
Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago and NBER
Incarceration, Recidivism and Employment

10:30 am


11:00 am

Amanda Agan, Princeton University
Sonja B. Starr, University of Michigan
Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment

12:00 n



Crime session continues

1:00 pm

Megan T. Stevenson, University of Pennsylvania
Distortion of Justice: How the Inability to Pay Bail Affects Case Outcomes

2:00 pm

Philip J. Cook, Duke University and NBER
Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago and NBER
Douglas L. Miller, University of California at Davis and NBER
The Effects of Police Spending on Crime: Evidence from a Regression-Discontinuity Design

2:30 pm


3:30 pm

Justin McCrary, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Kaushik S. Krishnan, University of California at Berkeley
Predicting Police Violence

4:30 pm