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AMERICA LATINA CRIME AND POLICY NETWORK – AL CAPONE

6th ANNUAL MEETING

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina – June 23rd and 24th, 2016

 LACEA’s America Latina Crime and Policy Network (AL CAPONE) – will hold its sixth annual meeting on June 23rd and 24th at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Steve Machin (UCL) will be the keynote speaker.

We particularly encourage contributions on the following topics:

–    Analysis of illegal and underground markets

–    Evaluation of crime-related policy interventions

–    Political economy of crime control

–    Consequences of crime and violence on socio-economic outcomes

–    Determinants of crime and violence: guns, enforcement, demography, labor markets, etc.

–    Crime and human capital formation

–    Crime and labor markets

–    Determinants of the Perception of Violence

Articles on topics of interest in Latin America are particularly welcome.

Papers must be submitted in English and PDF format, to Ernesto Schargrodsky (eschargr@utdt.edu) and Daniel Ortega (dortega@caf.com) no later than April 15th, 2016 to be considered for the meeting. A program committee composed by Joao De Mello, Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Galiani, Laura Jaitman, Daniel Ortega, Ernesto Schargrodsky and Juan Vargas will select the papers to be presented at the meeting. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by May 1st, 2016.

Submissions will be judged on their relevance and academic merit. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome, as well as work by young scholars and graduate students. The organization has limited funds to cover travel expenses for some participants not able to obtain full funding from their own resources. Young scholars and graduate students will have preference for funding.

We ask authors to provide complete contact details in their submission, including affiliation and position.

 

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