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Experience with Punishment and Specific Deterrence: Evidence from Speeding Tickets

@inproceedings{Duek2018ExperienceWP,
  title={Experience with Punishment and Specific Deterrence: Evidence from Speeding Tickets},
  author={Libor Du{\vs}ek and Christian Traxler},
  year={2018}
}
This paper analyzes how subjective experiences of being punished affect subsequent offending behavior. The context of our study is the enforcement of speed limits through radars and speeding tickets. Using unique data that cover anonymized individual driving and ticketing histories of more than 170,000 car owners over 15 months, we evaluate drivers' responses to receiving a speeding ticket. We exploit two strategies to identify causal effects: (1) A regression discontinuity design, which builds… 
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