Wet Laws, Drinking Establishments, and Violent Crime

dc.contributor.authorAnderson, D. Mark
dc.contributor.authorCrost, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorRees, Daniel I.
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-13T18:51:21Z
dc.date.available2015-03-13T18:51:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractDrawing on county-level data from Kansas for the period 1977-2011, we examine whether plausibly exogenous increases in the number of establishments licensed to sell alcohol by the drink are related to violent crime. During this period, 86 out of 105 counties in Kansas voted to legalize the sale of alcohol to the general public for on-premises consumption. We provide evidence that these counties experienced substantial increases in the total number of establishments with on-premises liquor licenses (e.g., bars and restaurants). Using legalization as an instrument, we show that a 10 percent increase in drinking establishments is associated with a 4 percent increase in violent crime. Reduced-form estimates suggest that legalizing the sale of alcohol to the general public for on-premises consumption is associated with an 11 percent increase in violent crime.en_US
dc.identifier.citationAnderson, D. Mark and Crost, Benjamin and Rees, Daniel I., Wet Laws, Drinking Establishments, and Violent Crime. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8718. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2543912en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/handle/1/8927
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectCriminologyen_US
dc.titleWet Laws, Drinking Establishments, and Violent Crimeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage1en_US
mus.citation.issue8718en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleIZA Discussion Paperen_US
mus.citation.patentcountry58en_US
mus.identifier.categorySocial Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Science
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agriculture
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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