Crime and growth convergence: Evidence from Mexico
Luis Lopez-Calva () and
Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 125, issue 1, 9-13
Scholars have often argued that crime hinders growth, but the empirical literature assessing such an effect is scarce. By exploiting cross-municipal income and crime data for Mexico, in this study we find evidence indicating that drug-related crime indeed deters growth.
Keywords: Crime; Drug-related crimes; Convergence; Growth; Spatial inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O12 O54 H70 D74 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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