Mining and Crime: Evidence from Chile

We investigate the impact of the economic shock, caused by the fluctuations in copper price, on crime level for Chile.  We find that boom periods consistently reduce property crimes but have a much lower effect on violent ones. On the other hand, boost periods are associated with increases in crime. These results are driven by capital intensive mining municipalities.

Universidad Diego Portales - MIPP
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00
Sala de Asamblea, Beauchef 851, floor 4