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On the political economy of income redistribution and crime

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  • Ayse Imrohoroglu
  • Antonio Merlo
  • Peter Rupert

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A general equilibrium analysis of the effects of income redistribution and crime, showing that while expenditures on police protection reduce crime, it is possible for the crime rate to increase with redistribution.

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  • Ayse Imrohoroglu & Antonio Merlo & Peter Rupert, 1996. "On the political economy of income redistribution and crime," Working Paper 9609, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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