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The 2nd annual Conference on the Economics of Crime and Justice aims to assemble scholars from around the world to discuss recent work on issues involving the economics of crime and the criminal justice system, with a specific focus on studies that address pressing policy issues, long-standing problems in the field, and innovative methods.

Given that we had to postpone the 2020 conference in London, we have now finalized June 4-5, 2021 as the new date for this event, which will be hosted online via Zoom 9 am – 2 pm Central Time.

Event Program

Registration: E-mail cep.events@lse.ac.uk to register.

For more information on the 2019 conference, please click here.

All times listed below are British Summer Time.


Friday, June 4, 2021
3:00 pm - 3:05 pm
Welcome and Introduction
3:05 pm - 3:50 pm
Session 1: Domestic Violence

Consequences of Domestic Violence for Victims and their Families
Gordon Dahl
, University of California, San Diego

Specialization in Criminal Courts: Decision Making, Recidivism, and Re-victimization in Domestic Violence Courts in Tennessee
Emily Owens, University of California, Irvine



Martin Koppensteiner, University of Surrey
Esther Arenas Arroyo, Vienna University of Economics and Business

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Session 2: Discrimination

A Simple Test for Prejudice in Decision Processes: The Prediction-Based Outcome Test
Nicolás Grau, University of Chile

Measuring Racial Discrimination in Algorithms
Peter Hull, University of Chicago



Derek Neal, University of Chicago
Rui Costa, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Session 3: Policing

Productivity and Teamwork: Crew Size Effects in Policing
Matteo Sandi, London School of Economics

Does Race Matter for Police Use of Force? Evidence from 911 Calls
CarlyWill Sloan, Claremont Graduate University



Giovanni Mastrobuoni, University of Essex
Miguel Morales-Mosquera, University of Chicago

Saturday, June 5, 2021
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Session 4: Anti-Crime

Breaking the Code: Can a New Penal Procedure Affect Public Safety?
Carlos Diaz, Catholic University of Uruguay

Predicting and Preventing Gun Violence: An Experimental Evaluation of READI Chicago
Sara Heller, University of Michigan



Jeffrey Grogger, University of Chicago
Jennifer Doleac, Texas A&M University

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Session 5: Gangs

Sweeping Up Gangs: The Effects of Tough-on-Crime Policies from a Network Approach
Magdalena Domínguez, University of Barcelona

Market Structure and Extortion: Evidence from 50,000 Extortion Payments
Mica Sviatschi, Princeton University



Santiago Tobón, Universidad EAFIT
Stephen Machin, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Session 6: Finale

Discontinuities in the Age-Victimization Profile and the Determinants of Victimization
Randi Hjalmarsson, University of Gothenburg

Misdemeanor Prosecution
Jennifer Doleac, Texas A&M University



Yotam Shem-Tov, UCLA, Economics
Tom Kirchmaier, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

6:15 pm
Online Social