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Author: Otsu, Yuki
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1. Otsu, Yuki
Essays on Crime and Public Policy
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2021
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Crime; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Labor Market Outcomes

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The third chapter analyzes the relationship between health conditions and criminal behavior. Health has a significant impact on labor market outcomes, and thus on criminal decisions. We document that better health is associated with a lower probability of committing a crime. To study the economic mechanism behind this finding, we build an equilibrium search model of health, crime, and the labor market. We perform policy experiments in the model and study their impacts on crime and the labor market. The calibrated model shows that by introducing Medicare-for-all, the economy's crime rate would decrease by one percentage point while the aggregate output would increase by more than 10%.
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Otsu, Yuki. Essays on Crime and Public Policy. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2021.