8th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime

It will be held at Långholmen, Stockholm (an old Swedish prison but now a modern-day conference center) from September 30 to October 1, 2016.

We aim to bring together researchers from both sides of the Atlantic to present and discuss their work, allowing for an in-depth interaction between those working on the empirical and theoretical analysis of crime and illegal behaviour.

The workshop will consist of two keynote lectures – to be given by Steven Raphael (UC Berkeley) and Gordon Dahl (UC San Diego) – and 10 to 12 contributed papers. This year there will be a special session on Labour Economics and Crime. We encourage submissions focusing on the impact that criminal behaviour and involvement with the criminal justice system may have on labour market inputs and outcomes. Topics may include (but are not limited to): education, skills, discrimination, labour supply and demand, labour mobility (including migration), (un)employment, wages, welfare, workfare, and active labour market policies.

Other suggested topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Social prevention of crime and violence
• Evaluation of police crime reduction strategies
• Reinsertion and rehabilitation interventions
• Guns (and related policies) and crime
• Social interactions, networks, and crime
• Biases in the criminal justice system
• Economic crises, poverty, inequality and crime

The workshop is organized by the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg and Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. We invite researchers to submit a paper (in PDF) by sending an e-mail to Randi Hjalmarsson (). The submission deadline is May 1st, 2016.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by June 17th 2016. We will provide accommodation and reimburse economy travel costs for paper presenters.

The 2016 Organizing committee is: Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Gothenburg); Matthew Lindquist (Stockholm University); Olivier Marie (University of Maastricht); Emily Owens (University of Pennsylvania); Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University).