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dc.contributor.authorKirchgässner, Gebharden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-29T11:20:59Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-29T11:20:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46540-
dc.description.abstractIn 2007, the Wall Street Journal published an article claiming that each execution saves more than 70 lives. This example is used to show how easy it is, using simple or advanced econometric techniques, to produce results that do or do not support the deterrence hypothesis. Moreover, we also point to some puzzles which have not been satisfactorily solved so far. We then present a critical survey of the papers published in the last ten years. It is shown how simple changes can produce quite different results using the same data. Finally, we draw some conclusions about the usefulness of statistical arguments in policy debates, but also on the moral questions involved in this particular debate.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper: Empirical and Theoretical Methods |x3443en_US
dc.subject.jelK14en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddeath penaltyen_US
dc.subject.keyworddeterrenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconometric evidenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordideologyen_US
dc.subject.stwStrafeen_US
dc.subject.stwKriminalpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonometrieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleEconometric estimates of deterrence of the death penalty: Facts or ideology?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn661596729en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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