Imran Rasul, 15 October 2010

Imran Rasul of University College London talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his research with Jerome Adda and Brendon McConnell on the effects of a localized policing experiment that decriminalized cannabis possession in the London borough of Lambeth between 2001 and 2002. The interview was recorded at the annual congress of the European Economic Association in Glasgow in August 2010.

David Paton, Leo Kahane, Rob Simmons, 10 April 2008

Steven Levitt has famously hypothesised that the legalisation of abortion reduced US crime. Recent research shows that UK data reject that story. But there may be a relationship between abortion rates and crime rates, and this column introduces a new hypothesis to guide research on the social impact of abortion.


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