Tempting Righteous Citizens? On the Counterintuitive Effects of Increasing Sanctions
This paper demonstrates that increasing the expected sanctions for a crime may increase this crime's prevalence, using a principal-agent model with different crimes. The intuition is that the policy change may increase the principal's expected payoff from crime by decreasing the information rent required by the agent.
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