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Patrolling Incentives

Are drivers from out-of-state more likely to be ticketed for traffic violations than are drivers from in-state?  It’s an empirical question — and, as this item in The Atlantic Monthly points out — two George Mason University economists offer an answer based on sound empirical analysis.  The answer is yes.

The article is by GMU Economics PhD candidate Mike Makowsky and my colleague Thomas Stratmann.  You can read an abstract of the paper here.