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The Debate on Shall Issue Laws, Continued


  • Carlisle E. Moody
  • Thomas B. Marvell


In the September 2008 issue of this journal we criticized work by Ian Ayres and John Donohue on the relation between right-to-carry gun laws and crime rates. They replied in the January 2009 issue. Here we respond to their reply.

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  • Carlisle E. Moody & Thomas B. Marvell, 2009. "The Debate on Shall Issue Laws, Continued," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 6(2), pages 203-217, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:6:y:2009:i:2:p:203-217

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    1. Moody, Carlisle E, 2001. "Testing for the Effects of Concealed Weapons Laws: Specification Errors and Robustness," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 44(2), pages 799-813, October.
    2. Roland G. Fryer & Paul S. Heaton & Steven D. Levitt & Kevin M. Murphy, 2005. "Measuring the Impact of Crack Cocaine," NBER Working Papers 11318, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Grambsch, Patricia, 2008. "Regression to the Mean, Murder Rates, and Shall-Issue Laws," The American Statistician, American Statistical Association, vol. 62(4), pages 289-295.
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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.
    2. Durlauf, Steven N. & Navarro, Salvador & Rivers, David A., 2016. "Model uncertainty and the effect of shall-issue right-to-carry laws on crime," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 32-67.
    3. repec:kap:atlecj:v:45:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s11293-016-9529-z is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Thomas B. Marvell, 2010. "Prison Population and Crime," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Crime, chapter 7 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Shall-issue; crime; handguns; concealed weapons;

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    • K14 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Criminal Law


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