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Refugee Admissions and Public Safety: Are Refugee Settlement Areas More Prone to Crime?

来源:湖南大学经济与管理研究中心  日期:2017-12-18 人气:

  间:Dec.20, 2017 (Wednesday) 10:00 AM

  点:Room 205, No.2 Teaching Building

  题:Refugee Admissions and Public Safety: Are Refugee Settlement Areas More Prone to Crime?

 

主讲人: Cynthia A.Bansak

      Professor of  St. Lawrence University

 

  要:

According to UNHCR, the number of refugees worldwide rose to 21.3 million in 2015. Yet, resistance to the welcoming of refugees appears to have grown. The possibility that refugees may commit acts of terrorism or engage in criminal behavior have served as fuel for the Trump Administration’s position. Is there any basis for these fears? We exploit the variation in the geographic and temporal distribution of refugees across U.S. counties to ascertain if there is a link between U.S. refugee settlements and local crime rates or terrorist events. We fail to find any statistically significant evidence of such a connection.

 

报告人简介: 

Cynthia A.Bansak is the Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University, and Co-editor of Eastern Economics Journal, also Research Fellow of Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany, External Research Fellow of Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at University College London. She completed her Ph.D. in Economics at University of California in June 1999. Fields of concentration: Labor Economics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics.

 

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