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Agglomeration, city size and crime
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden; GAINS, France.
2015 (English)In: European Economic Review, ISSN 0014-2921, E-ISSN 1873-572X, Vol. 80, 62-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyzes the relationship between crime and agglomeration where the land, labor, product, and crime markets are endogenously determined. Our main theoretical findings are the following: (i) better accessibility to jobs decreases crime in the short run but may increase crime in the long run; (ii) the per-capita crime rate increases with city size; (iii) when allowing for endogenous policing, lower commuting costs make the impact of police on crime more efficient.

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2015. Vol. 80, 62-82 p.
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New economic geography, Crime, Agglomeration, Policies
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124416DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.08.014ISI: 000366869800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-124416DiVA: diva2:885994
Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2016-01-18Bibliographically approved

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