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Ted Enamorado, Luis F. López-Calva, and Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán. 2014. “Crime and growth convergence: Evidence from Mexico.Economics Letters, 125, 1, Pp. 9-13.

Scholars have often argued that crime hinders growth, but the empirical literature assessing such an effect is scarce. By exploiting cross-municipal income and crime data for Mexico, in this study we find evidence indicating that drug-related crime indeed deters growth.

Rex Deng

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