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Crime and growth convergence: Evidence from Mexico

Ted Enamorado, Luis Lopez-Calva () and Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán

Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 125, issue 1, 9-13

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.07.033

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