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A Note on the Impact of Law Enforcement Design on Legal Compliance

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  • Lisa Bruttel
  • Tim Friehe

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This exploratory note presents experimental evidence on how the design of law enforcement impacts legal compliance and detection avoidance. The experiment varies the enforcer's identity and the use of fine revenue. The data show that the level of detection avoidance is indeed influenced by the design of law enforcement. There also are observable differences in legal compliance across treatments, but they are not statistically significant.

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  • Lisa Bruttel & Tim Friehe, 2010. "A Note on the Impact of Law Enforcement Design on Legal Compliance," TWI Research Paper Series 50, Thurgauer Wirtschaftsinstitut, Universität Konstanz.
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    1. Marco Faillo & Matteo Rizzolli & Stephan Tontrup, 2016. "Thou shalt not steal (from hard-working people)An experiment on respect for property claims," Econometica Working Papers wp58, Econometica.

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    norm compliance; law enforcement; avoidance; experiment;

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