Dry Laws and Homicides: Evidence from the S�o Paulo Metropolitan Area
AbstractWe use a difference-in-differences design to estimate the causal impact of the adoption of dry laws in the S�o Paulo Metropolitan Area (SPMA) on violent behaviour. Dry laws cause a 10% reduction in homicides. Similar impacts were found on battery and deaths by car accidents. Copyright � The Author(s). Journal compilation � Royal Economic Society 2009.
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Volume (Year): 120 (2010)
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- Ciro Biderman & João Manoel Pinho de Mello & Alexandre A Schneider, 2006. "Dry law and homicides: evidence from the São Paulo metropolitan area," Textos para discussÃ£o 518, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil), revised Oct 2008.
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