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Agglomeration, city size and crime

Carl Gaigne and Yves Zenou ()

European Economic Review, 2015, vol. 80, issue C, 62-82

Abstract: This paper analyzes the relationship between crime and agglomeration where the land, labor, product, and crime markets are endogenously determined. Our main theoretical findings are the following: (i) better accessibility to jobs decreases crime in the short run but may increase crime in the long run; (ii) the per-capita crime rate increases with city size; (iii) when allowing for endogenous policing, lower commuting costs make the impact of police on crime more efficient.

Keywords: New economic geography; Crime; Agglomeration; Policies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K42 R1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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