Life is now! Time preferences and crime: Aggregate evidence from the Italian regions

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Date: Dec. 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Advanced Technology Publications
Document Type: Article
Length: 125 words

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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2013.09.002 Byline: Sergio Beraldo, Raul Caruso, Gilberto Turati Abstract: acents We test the relationship between time preferences and crime rates in Italian regions. acents Aggregate time preferences are proxied considering four different variables. acents We show that where people are more impatient, crimes are higher. acents Results are robust to alternative specifications. acents More crimes do not seem to affect aggregate time preferences. Author Affiliation: (a) University of Napoli "Federico II" & ICER, Italy (b) Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italy (c) Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Torino, Corso Unione Sovietica 218 bis, 10134 Torino, Italy Article History: Received 20 August 2012; Revised 6 September 2013; Accepted 14 September 2013

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A352736174