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Agglomeration, city size, and crime

Carl Gaigne and Yves Zenou ()

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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: policies; agglomeration; crime; new economic geography (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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Published in European Economic Review, Elsevier, 2015, pp.62-82. 〈10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.08.014〉

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DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.08.014

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