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Jeudi 10 Novembre 2011

Anna PIIL DAMM (Aarhus University, Danemark) présentera une communication :

"The effect of Growing Up in a High Crime Neighbourhood on Criminal Behaviour : Evidence from a Random Allocation Experiment"
avec Christian Dustmann

de 14 h à 15 h 30 en Salle S016 à l'INSEE-CREST, 15 Boulevard Gabriel Péri, 92245 MALAKOFF (Métro : Malakoff/Plateau de Vanves (Immeuble "Malakoff 2)).

Abstract: This paper addresses the question whether the share of criminal youths in the neighbourhood where individuals grow up affect their probability to become engaged in criminal activity later in life. We address the problem of sorting by making use of a natural experiment where individuals are randomly allocated across spatial areas, carried out between 1986 and 1998 for refugee immigrants to Denmark. Our analysis focuses on the children of these refugees. We estimate the effect of the average crime conviction rates of youth in the municipality and year of assignment on the probability of being convicted of an offence committed later in life, and we explore possible channels between neighborhood crime and individual criminal behavior. The large set of assignment areas, as well as within-area variation across assignment cohorts, allows us to isolate the effects of crime from other neighborhood characteristics more forcefully than previous research. Our main finding is that youth criminality in the area of assignment has a strong positive effect on conviction probabilities for young men, but no effect for young women. It is mainly violent neighborhood crime that induces criminal behavior. The age at assignment where young men are most vulnerable is between 10 and 14.



Programme 2011/2012 :

15 Septembre 2011


Christian HELLWIG (TSE & CEPR)
(joint with Venky Venkateswaran)
29 Septembre 2011
Xavier RAGOT (PSE)
(joint with François Le Grand)
20 Octobre 2011
Raicho BOJILOV (Ecole Polytechnique)
Amphi 2 (ENSAE)
3 Novembre 2011

Gilles CHEMLA (Université Paris-Dauphine et Imperial College London)

Skin in the Game and Moral Hazard"


10 Novembre 2011
Anna PIIL DAMM (Aarhus Universitet)
(joint avec Christian Dustmann)
The Effect of Growing Up in a High Crime Neighbourhood on Criminal Behavious : Evidence from a Random Allocation Experiment
17 Novembre 2011

Philippe ANDRADE (Banque de France)
Inattentive Professional Forecasters
(co-écrit avec Hervé le Bihan)

1 Décembre 2011 Augustin LANDIER
(joint with Itzhak Ben-David, Francesco Franzoni et Rabih Moussawi)
8 Décembre 2011
Chryssi GIANNITSAROU (University of Cambridge & CEPR)
5 Janvier 2011
19 Janvier 2012
Luca BENATI (University of Berne)

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