A Note on the Impact of Law Enforcement Design on Legal Compliance
AbstractThis exploratory note presents experimental evidence on how the design of law enforcement impacts legal compliance and detection avoidance. The experiment varies the enforcer's identity and the use of fine revenue. The data show that the level of detection avoidance is indeed influenced by the design of law enforcement. There also are observable differences in legal compliance across treatments, but they are not statistically significant.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Thurgauer Wirtschaftsinstitut, Universität Konstanz in its series TWI Research Paper Series with number 50.
Date of creation: 2010
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norm compliance; law enforcement; avoidance; experiment;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-06-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2010-06-11 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2010-06-11 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-LAW-2010-06-11 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-REG-2010-06-11 (Regulation)
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