Gun Violence in the U.S.: Correlates and Causes

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dc.contributor.author Kukharskyy, Bohdan
dc.contributor.author Seiffert, Sebastian
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-24T09:04:43Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-24T09:04:43Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-24
dc.identifier.other 482238585 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/74065
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-740653 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-15471
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a county-level investigation of the root causes of gun violence in the U.S. To guide our empirical analysis, we develop a simple theoretical model which suggests that firearm-related offenses in a given county increase with the number of illegal guns and decrease with social capital and police intensity. Using detailed panel data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the period 1986-2014, we find empirical evidence for the causal effects of illegal guns, social capital, and police intensity consistent with our theoretical predictions. Based on our analysis, we derive a range of policy recommendations. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Polizei , Schusswaffengebrauch , Waffe de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Gun violence en
dc.subject.other illegal guns en
dc.subject.other social capital en
dc.subject.other police intensity en
dc.title Gun Violence in the U.S.: Correlates and Causes en
dc.type Aufsatz de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 94 de_DE

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