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Letter: A Reply to Rubin on the Death Penalty

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  • Donohue John

    (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.)

  • Wolfers Justin J

    (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A)

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Contrary to Paul Rubin's recent testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, we believe the fragility of their estimates and the invalidity of their instrumental variables undermine Dezhbakhsh, Rubin, and Shepherd's work as evidence that the death penalty deters murder.

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  • Donohue John & Wolfers Justin J, 2006. "Letter: A Reply to Rubin on the Death Penalty," The Economists' Voice, De Gruyter, vol. 3(5), pages 1-3, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:evoice:v:3:y:2006:i:5:n:5
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    1. Gebhard Kirchgässner, 2011. "Econometric Estimates of Deterrence of the Death Penalty: Facts or Ideology?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 64(3), pages 448-478, August.

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