From the ' Econometrics of Capital Punishment ' to the ' Capital Punishment ' of Econometrics : on the Use and Abuse of Sensitivity Analysis

@inproceedings{Rubin2007FromT,
  title={From the ' Econometrics of Capital Punishment ' to the ' Capital Punishment ' of Econometrics : on the Use and Abuse of Sensitivity Analysis},
  author={Paul Rubin},
  year={2007}
}
The academic debate over the deterrent effect of capital punishment has intensified again with a major policy outcome at stake. About two dozen empirical studies have recently emerged that explore the issue. Donohue and Wolfers (2005) claim to have examined the recent studies and shown the evidence is not robust to specification changes. We argue that the… CONTINUE READING