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Francis Petterini and Akauã Flores
 
''Copula econometrics to simulate effects of private policing on crime''
( 2021, Vol. 41 No.3 )
 
 
Clotfelter´s model indicates that an increase in private policing has an ambiguous effect on crime across a city. Although this is often cited in the literature, we have found few attempts to test this hypothesis, perhaps because it involves several econometric challenges. This research presents a framework to solve this using city-level samples, applying copulas in Tobit marginals over indicators of crime and private policing. Using a sample of Brazilian cities, we find evidence in favor of Clotfelter´s hypothesis.
 
 
Keywords: copula econometrics, private policing, economics of crime
JEL: C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General
K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior: General
 
Manuscript Received : Dec 08 2020 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 18 2021

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