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Spillover effects of domestic law enforcement policies


  • Naranjo, Alberto J.


In the war against drugs, local and state governments in the United States have spent millions of dollars in law enforcement with the aim of reducing drug consumption in their territories. These independent efforts by local or state governments contrast with a more global structure of illegal drug markets where drug lords sell and distribute drugs simultaneously in different territories.

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  • Naranjo, Alberto J., 2010. "Spillover effects of domestic law enforcement policies," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 265-275, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:irlaec:v:30:y:2010:i:3:p:265-275

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    1. Naranjo Alberto J., 2015. "Turf and Illegal Drug Market Competition between Gangs," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 15(4), pages 1507-1548, October.
    2. Paul Hallwood & Thomas J. Miceli, 2014. "Modern Maritime Piracy," Working papers 2014-01, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
    3. Adam Jacobsson & Alberto Naranjo, 2009. "Counter-intuitive effects of domestic law enforcement policies in the United States," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 323-343, November.
    4. Flores, Daniel, 2016. "Violence and law enforcement in markets for illegal goods," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 77-87.
    5. Tim Friehe & Thomas J. Miceli, 2016. "Law Enforcement in a Federal System: On the Strategic Choice of Sanction Levels," The Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago Press, vol. 45(1), pages 73-103.


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