New evidence from state panel data , 1977 to 2006

  title={New evidence from state panel data , 1977 to 2006},
  author={Tomislav Victor Kovandzic and Lynne M. Vieraitis and Denise Paquette},
Research Summary Economists have recently reexamined the “capital punishment deters homicide” thesis using modern econometric methods, with most studies reporting robust deterrent effects. The current study revisits this controversial question using annual state panel data from 1977 to 2006. Employing well-known econometric procedures for panel data analysis, our results provide no empirical support for the argument that the existence or application of the death penalty deters prospective… CONTINUE READING