Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime

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Organized by the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri (Turin)

This workshop continues the sequence started by the Bonn & Paris Workshops on Law and Economics. It will be held in Moncalieri (Turin, Italy) on October 7–8, 2011. We aim at bringing together researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to present and discuss their work, allowing for an in-depth scientific interaction between those working on the empirical analysis crime and illegal behavior.

The workshop will consist of two keynote lectures – given by Steven Durlauf(University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Steven Raphael (UC Berkeley) – and 12 contributed papers. Information on last year’s workshop is available at

A suggested (but not at all exhaustive) list of potential topics covers:

  • Recessions and Crime
  • Immigrants and Crime
  • Prison Overcrowding
  • Social Costs of Crime and Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Capital
  • Historical Evidence on Crime

We invite researchers to submit a paper (in PDF-format) sending an email to The submissions deadline is May 15th. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by June 1st. Hotel accommodation will be provided for all speakers. Unfortunately, the workshop can not cover travel expenses.

Roberto Galbiati (CNRS Economics and Sciences Po Paris)
Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin)
Christian Traxler (Max Planck Institute, Bonn)