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Elected vs appointed public law enforcers

Eric Langlais, Marie Obidzinski

[en]This paper revisits the issue of law enforcement and the design of monetary sanctions when the public law enforcer’s incentives depart from those of a benevolent authority, which is the most frequent assumption made in the literature on crime deterrence. We …rst consider the case of an elected enforcer. We …nd that when the harm generated by offenses is quite small relative to the average private bene…ts, equilibrium with weak enforcement/low sanction prevails. Instead, when the harm generated by offenses is high relative to the average private bene…ts, it is the equilibrium with strong enforcement/high sanctions that prevails. Therefore, we provide an explanation for the empirical puzzle highlighted by Lin(2007): elected enforcers punish major (minor) crimes more (less) severely than the benevolent social planer. The case of an appointed enforcer prone to rent seeking is also considered. The monetary sanction under rent seeking is closer to the utilitarian level, as compared with the one under election.[/en]

AGENDA

lundi 27 juin 2022

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Miriam Buiten (St Gallen Univ)

En distanciel à 11H30

From intermediaries to moderators of the internet: Should online platforms be liable?

jeudi 30 juin 2022

Doctorants

Zoltán Szücs | Gagnie Pascal Yebarth

Salle 401-402

Le rôle de la police municipale dans la satisfaction des attentes de la population parisienne en termes de tranquillité publique | Politiques publiques et externalités dans les jeux stratégiques de marché

vendredi 1 juillet 2022

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9th Workshop on Economic Analysis of Litigation

lundi 4 juillet 2022

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Webinar conjoint sur l’environnement et la santé dans les villes maritimes

lundi 18 juillet 2022

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Workshop “Sustainability, Public Action, and Well-Being”

jeudi 1 septembre 2022

Professeurs invités

Stéphane Méchoulan

vendredi 16 septembre 2022

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Tables rondes de macro-finance contemporaine

lundi 19 septembre 2022

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Valeur, valeurs

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