The First Annual Conference on Crime, Risk and Economics

Conference dates

15 May 2019 – 17 May 2019


University College London

This conference will bring together economists, criminologists, and researchers from other disciplines who seek to understand the causes and consequences of crime, including the evaluation of policies aimed to mitigate or manage the cost of crime. The program is limited to presentations of eight applicants in addition to keynote presentations, and invitations to participate are subject to competitive review. We seek high quality academic work that enriches, refines, and challenges our understanding of the etiology and mitigation of crime, with particular emphasis on new methodological approaches and a focus on emerging challenges of crime in the 21st century. Papers should be unpublished at the time of submission.

The meeting will feature four keynote addresses:
– Daniel Nagin, Teresa And H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics, Carnegie-Mellon University.
– Olivier Marie, Endowed Professor of Labour Economics, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, Erasmus School of Economics.
– Steve Machin, Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics.
– Tim Besley, W Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, London School of Economics.

— Day 1. Pre-conference Research Presentations on Emerging Trends in Crime (attended by security, counter-terrorism, and private sector cybersecurity leaders in London)
– Morning Presentations on cybersecurity, cybercrime, public-private partnerships in tackling online and technology-enhanced crime, and the forecasting of crime trends
– Afternoon Day 1 Keynote

— Day 2. Research Presentations on Crime Science and Economics
– Morning Session to include two research presentations and first Day 2 Keynote
– Afternoon Session to include two research presentations and second Day 2 Keynote

— Day 3. Research Presentations on Crime Science and Economics
– Morning Session to include two research presentations and Day 3 Keynote
– Afternoon Session to include two research presentations, followed by a closing symposium featuring Daniel Nagin (Carnegie-Mellon University), Tim Besley (London School of Economics), Olivier Marie (Erasmus School of Economics), Richard Rosenfeld (University of Missouri-St. Louis), Shane Johnson (University College London), Richard Wortley (University College London), and Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University).

– Glenn Harrison (Center for Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University);
– Volkan Topalli (The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University);
– Anna Harvey (Professor of Politics, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director, Public Safety Lab, New York University);
– Greg DeAngelo (Department of Economic Sciences, Claremont Graduate University);
– Richard Wortley (The Jill Dando Institute, University College London);
– Shane Johnson (The Dawes Centre for Future Crime, University College London);

UCL and the Jill Dando Institute are located in the heart of London. Activities associated with the conference will take place at The Jeremy Bentham Theater on Campus.

Financial Support: One author of accepted papers will be provided financial support to offset the costs of airfare and hotel accommodation, subject to the usual university restrictions.

Submissions should be made before January 5th, 2019 through the form online at:
Final decisions will be made by February 1st, 2019. Full papers are preferred, but extended abstracts will be considered.