Local natural resources and crime: Evidence from oil price fluctuations in Texas

  title={Local natural resources and crime: Evidence from oil price fluctuations in Texas},
  author={Rodney J. Andrews and Monica Deza},
  journal={Journal of Economic Behavior \& Organization},
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