Corpus ID: 34055078

Experience with Punishment and Specific Deterrence: Evidence from Speeding Tickets

  title={Experience with Punishment and Specific Deterrence: Evidence from Speeding Tickets},
  author={L. Du{\vs}ek and Christian Traxler and C. Traxler},
  • L. Dušek, Christian Traxler, +1 author C. Traxler
  • Published 2018
  • Computer Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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