Meloni, Osvaldo (2012): Is there an electoral-motivated crime rate cycle? Evidence from Argentina.
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In the last three decades Argentina tripled its crime rate boosting safety at the top of mayor concerns of Argentineans which leaves open the question about the behavior of incumbent governors of the 23 provinces about anti-crime measures in the proximity of elections. How do incumbent governors react to escalating crime as elections come closer? This paper investigates electorally-motivated crime rate fluctuations in Argentina for the period 1984-2007. District–level dynamic panel data reveals the existence of an electoral cycle in the total crime rate as well as in property crimes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is there an electoral-motivated crime rate cycle? Evidence from Argentina|
|Keywords:||Crime, Electoral cycles, Dynamic Panel Data, Argentina|
|Subjects:||K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior > K42 - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D72 - Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems > P16 - Political Economy
|Depositing User:||Osvaldo Meloni|
|Date Deposited:||20. Jul 2012 03:48|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:36|
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