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dc.contributor.authorBiagi, Biancaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrandano, Maria Giovannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDetotto, Claudioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-26T16:57:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-26T16:57:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54945-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that, all else being equal, for the case of Italy, tourist areas tend to have a greater amount of crime than non-tourist areas in the long run. Following the literature of the economics of crime à la Becker (1968) and Ehrlich (1973) and using a system GMM approach for the time span 1985-2003, the authors empirically test whether total crime in Italy is affected by tourist arrivals. Findings confirm the initial intuition of a positive relationship between tourism and crime in destinations. When controlling for the difference between tourists and residents in the propensity to be victimized, no relevant differences are found: the likelihood to be victimized is quite similar for the two groups. As a consequence, agglomeration and urbanisation effects seem to be the main explanation for the impact of tourism on crime. One can image that overcrowded cities provide more opportunities to criminals to commit illegal activities regardless of the number of visitors and residents in destinations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers 2012-4en_US
dc.subject.jelD62en_US
dc.subject.jelK00en_US
dc.subject.jelL83en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTourismen_US
dc.subject.keywordcrimeen_US
dc.subject.keywordexternalitiesen_US
dc.titleThe effect of tourism on crime in Italy: A dynamic panel approachen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn68320193Xen_US
dc.rights.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.enen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwedp:20124-
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