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When Do More Police Induce More Crime?

Casilda Lasso de la Vega, Oscar Volij and Federico Weinschelbaum
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Oscar Volij: Ben Gurion University

No 117, Working Papers from Red Nacional de Investigadores en Economía (RedNIE)

Abstract: We provide a necessary and sufficient condition on the equilibrium of a Walrasian economy for an iincrease in police expenditure to induce an increase in crime. This perverse effect is consistent with any appropriation technology and could arise even if the level of police protection is the socially optimal one.

JEL-codes: D72 D74 H23 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2022-02
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