9th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 8:00am
Penn Criminology Department and Quattrone Center




9th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime

Philadelphia, USA October 6 – October 7, 2017


This 9th workshop will continue the sequence of Economics of Crime workshops in Paris (2009), Bonn (2010), Torino (2011), Rotterdam (2012), Frankfurt (2013), Milan (2014), London (2015) and Stockholm (2016).

It will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 6 to October 7, 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 Jeffrey Grogger (University of Chicago) and Jonathan Shepherd (Cardiff University) – and 10 to 12 contributed papers.

This year there will be a special session devoted to research on the causes and consequences of unwarranted racial, gender, and social disparities in the criminal justice system. 

Other suggested topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Corruption and the evolution of criminal law

• Social prevention of crime and violence

• Early childhood interventions 

• Evaluation of police crime reduction strategies

• Re-entry and rehabilitation interventions

• Guns (and related policies) and crime

• Social interactions, networks, and crime

• Crime and labour markets

• Economic crises, poverty, inequality and crime


The workshop is organized by the University of Pennsylvania Department of Criminology, the University of Pennsylvania Law School Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, and the University of California, Irvine, Department of Criminology, Law and Society.

We invite researchers to submit a paper (in PDF) by sending an e-mail to Caroline Gonzalez (gocaro@sas.upenn.edu). The submission deadline is May 1st, 2017. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by June 17th 2017. We will provide accommodation and economy travel costs for paper presenters.

The 2017 Organizing Committee is:  Sara Heller (University of Pennsylvania); Charles Loeffler (University of Pennsylvania) Olivier Marie (Erasmus University Rotterdam); Emily Owens (University of California, Irvine); Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University).