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Priks, Mikael

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Works: 27 works in 76 publications in 3 languages and 328 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Creator
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Most widely held works by Mikael Priks
Die Zukunft der Wohlfahrtsgesellschaft Festschrift für Hans-Werner Sinn by Sascha O Becker( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauptbeschreibung Finanzmarktkrise und wachsende Staatsschulden, Überalterung der Gesellschaft und Bevölkerungsschwund, die Krise des Euro, Lohnkonkurrenz aus Asien: Hat unter diesen Bedingungen die Wohlfahrtsgesellschaft noch eine Chance? Die Autoren, alle prominente Ökonomen, beleuchten die Krisenszenarien und fragen über die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung hinaus nach den gesellschaftspolitischen Perspektiven. So diskutieren sie in diesem Buch, wie die Investition in Bildung und Arbeit neben sozialem Zusammenhalt und nationaler Identität Quellen für Wohlstand und Wachstum werden könn
Corruption, rent seeking and efficient governance by Mikael Priks( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intergenerational effects of parental incarceration by Will Dobbie( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We estimate the causal effect of parental incarceration on children's medium-run outcomes using administrative data from Sweden. Our empirical strategy exploits exogenous variation in parental incarceration from the random assignment of criminal defendants to judges with different incarceration tendencies. We find that the incarceration of a parent in childhood leads to significant increases in teen crime and pregnancy and a significant decrease in early-life employment. The effects are concentrated among children from the most disadvantaged families, where teen crime increases by 18 percentage points, teen pregnancy increases by 8 percentage points, and employment at age 20 decreases by 28 percentage points. In contrast, there are no detectable effects among children from more advantaged families. These results imply that the incarceration of parents with young children may increase the intergenerational persistence of poverty and criminal behavior, even in affluent countries with extensive social safety nets
Judiciaries in corrupt societies by Mikael Priks( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent empirical work shows that judicial dependence can explain high levels of corruption. This paper examines how the dependence of judiciaries influences corruption at different levels of the government in a model where the central government, low-level officials, and the judiciary are corrupt. In the model, the central government sells offices to low-level officials and demands ex-post payments enforced by the judiciary. Because an independent judiciary can rule against the central authority and accept bribes from stealing low-level officials, it reduces corruption at the higher level of government but promotes corruption at the lower level. Therefore, even if highly corrupt, an independent judiciary may reduce total corruption. We provide empirical evidence which is in line with this result
Unemployment and gang crime: could prosperity backfire?( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal rent extraction in pre-industrial England and France default risk and monitoring costs by Mikael Priks( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the mid-seventeenth century, England changed its system of raising revenues from tax farming, combined with the granting of monopolies, to direct collection within the government administration. Rents were then transferred from tax farmers and monopolists to the central government such that English public finances improved dramatically compared to both the old system and to its major competitor, France. We offer a theory explaining this development. In our view, a cost of tax farming is the ex-ante inefficiency due to the auction mechanism while a cost of direct collection is the ex-post monitoring cost the government incurs to prevent theft. When the monitoring cost is high the government therefore allows tax farmers to extract large rents to enhance their up-front payments. In addition, because revenues materialize late under direct collection, and since the government faces limited borrowing, a high default risk makes a system of up-front collection attractive. The results of the model are consistent with historical facts from England and France
Hooliganism and police tactics : should tear gas make crime preventers cry? by Panu Poutvaara( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooliganism is on the rise and different countries use different strategies to combat it. We introduce a model where hooligans reap utility from violence and social identity and study the effects of different police strategies. We find that an increase in discriminative policy, provided by intelligence units, for example, always reduces violence. Under the right circumstances, it may also lead to larger supporter clubs and a significant drop in violence. Indiscriminate policing, such as the use of teargas or random jailing of potential law breakers, may, however, backfire and result in smaller and more brutal groups
Do surveillance cameras affect unruly behavior? : a close look at grandstands by Mikael Priks( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper studies how surveillance cameras affect unruly spectator behaviour in the highest Swedish soccer league. Swedish stadiums introduced surveillance cameras at different points in time during the years 2000 and 2001. I exploit the exogenous variation that occurred due to differences across stadiums in the processing time to get permits to use cameras as well as delays in the supply of the equipment. Conditioning on stadium fixed effects, I find that the unruly behavior was approximately 65 percent lower in stadiums with cameras compared to stadiums without. The natural experiment provides a unique possibility to address problems regarding endogeneity, simultaneous policy interventions and displacement effects
Violent groups and police tactics should tear gas make crime preventers cry? by Panu Poutvaara( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic societies are challenged by various violent and organized groups, be they terrorists, gangs or organized hooligans. In exchange for offering an identity, leaders in such groups typically require members to be violent. We introduce a simple model to capture these stylized facts, and then study the effects of policing. We find that an increase in the marginal cost of violence always reduces violence, while increasing the indiscriminate fixed cost may backfire and result in smaller and more violent groups
Unemployment and gang crime : could prosperity backfire? by Panu Poutvaara( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical evidence reveals that unemployment tends to increase property crime but that it has no effect on violent crime. To explain these facts, we examine a model of criminal gangs and suggest that there is a substitution effect between property crime and violent crime at work. In the model, non-monetary valuation of gang membership is private knowledge. Thus the leaders face a trade-off between less crime per member in large gangs and more crime per member in small gangs. Unemployment increases the relative attractiveness of large and less violent gangs engaging more in property crime
Behavior under social pressure : empty Italian stadiums and referee bias by Per Pettersson Lidbom( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper studies how social pressure affects the behavior of soccer referees. We make use of an attractive source of exogenous variation in the number of spectators at matches. Due to recent hooligan violence, the Italian government has implemented a regulation that forces some soccer teams to temporarily play home matches in empty stadiums. We find that referees punish away players more harshly and home players more lightly when the games are played in front of spectators compared to when they are not. This indicates that referees exhibit home bias caused by social pressure from the spectators
Hooliganism in the shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attack and the tsunami: do police reduce group violence? by Panu Poutvaara( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper isolates the causal effect of policing on group violence, using unique panel data on self-reported crime by soccer and ice hockey hooligans. The problem of reverse causality from violence to policing is solved by two drastic reallocations of the Stockholm Supporter Police unit to other activities following the 9/11 terrorist attack in September 2001 and the Tsunami catastrophe in December 2004. Difference-in-difference analysis reveals that Stockholm-related hooligan violence increased dramatically during these periods
The effect of surveillance cameras on crime : evidence from the Stockholm Subway by Mikael Priks( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper studies the effect of surveillance cameras on crime in the Stockholm subway. Beginning in 2006, surveillance cameras were installed in the subway stations at different points in time. Difference-in-difference analysis reveals that the introduction of the cameras reduced crime by approximately 20 percent in busy stations. I also show that some of the crimes were displaced to the surrounding area
Singin' in the rain a study of social pressure on the soccer field by Mikael Priks( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooliganism in the shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attack and the Tsunami : do police reduce group violence?( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of surveillance cameras on crime evidence from the Stockholm subway by Mikael Priks( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper studies the effect of surveillance cameras on crime in the Stockholm subway. Beginning in 2006, surveillance cameras were installed in the subway stations at different points in time. Difference-in-difference analysis reveals that the introduction of the cameras reduced crime by approximately 20 percent in busy stations. I also show that some of the crimes were displaced to the surrounding area. -- surveillance cameras ; crime ; natural experiments
Violent groups and police tactics : should tear gas make crime preventers cry?( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic societies are challenged by various violent and organized groups, be they terrorists, gangs or organized hooligans. In exchange for offering an identity, leaders in such groups typically require members to be violent. We introduce a simple model to capture these stylized facts, and then study the effects of policing. We find that an increase in the marginal cost of violence always reduces violence, while increasing the indiscriminate fixed cost may backfire and result in smaller and more violent groups
Behavior under social pressure : empty Italian stadiums and referee bias( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EU:s nya konstitution : ett nationalekonomiskt perspektiv by Mikael Priks( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooliganism and police tactics should tear gas make crime preventers cry?( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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