Estimating a Dynamic Discrete Choice Model of Crime

42 Pages Posted: 1 Jan 1999

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Susumu Imai

Queen's University - Department of Economics

Kala Krishna

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Maria Pisu

Government of the United States of America - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date Written: November 2, 1998

Abstract

A simple dynamic model of criminal behavior is estimated. The object is to see if the dynamics involved help differentiate between alternative structural hypotheses involving empirical regularities such as the age crime profile. This refers to the observation that criminal behavior seems to peak around age seventeen.

JEL Classification: C19, J24

Suggested Citation

Imai, Susumu and Krishna, Kala and Pisu, Maria, Estimating a Dynamic Discrete Choice Model of Crime (November 2, 1998). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=141909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.141909

Susumu Imai

Queen's University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Kala Krishna (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Maria Pisu

Government of the United States of America - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ( email )

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