Corpus ID: 157401495

Essays in Crime and Behavior

  title={Essays in Crime and Behavior},
  author={Andrew J. Porter},
  • Andrew J. Porter
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • This dissertation is composed of three chapters that contribute to the fields of Public Economics, Law and Economics, Labor Economics, and Behavioral Economics.In chapter one, I show that public institutions such as libraries, schools, and shelters create crime spillover effects by attracting victims, witnesses and incapacitating criminals. This paper is the first to estimate the causal impact of public institutions on local crime rates. These crime effects are identified by exploiting… CONTINUE READING