Model uncertainty and the deterrent effect of capital punishment

@article{CohenCole2009ModelUA,
  title={Model uncertainty and the deterrent effect of capital punishment},
  author={Ethan Cohen-Cole and S. Durlauf and J. Fagan and D. Nagin},
  journal={American Law and Economics Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={335-369}
}
The reintroduction of capital punishment after the end of the Supreme Court moratorium has permitted researchers to employ state level heterogeneity in the use of capital punishment to study deterrent effects. However, no scholarly consensus exists as to their magnitude. A key reason this has occurred is that the use of alternative models across studies produces differing estimates of the deterrent effect. Because differences across models are not well motivated by theory, the deterrence… Expand

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