Ignacio Rodriguez

What are the effects of criminal organizations on homicides and local labor markets? An instrumental variables approach.

    Date:  10/25/2022 (Tue)

    Time:  11:45am- 1:00pm

    Location:  : Social Sciences 113

    Organizer:  Peter Arcidiacono

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   11:45am - Seminar Presentation (11:45am to 1:00pm)

    Additional Comments:  I ask whether the number or identities of criminal groups in Mexico has any incidence on homicides rates and local labor markets. To answer this question I develop an instrumental variables framework where the first stage models a dynamic entry game played by the criminal groups. In this talk I will show empirical results based on two potential instruments and discuss their pros and cons.