Dry Laws and Homicides: Evidence from the São Paulo Metropolitan Area
We use a difference-in-differences design to estimate the causal impact of the adoption of dry laws in the São 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)
Issue (Month): 543 (March)
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