Revisiting Some Stylized Facts about Crime and Violence

Revisiting Some Stylized Facts about Crime and Violence


  • Laura Chioda
Dr. Laura Chioda is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist of the Latin America and Caribbean Region. Prior to joining the World Bank, Laura was an assistant professor of Economics at Princeton University. Her research interest include behavioral economics, intra-household decision making, crime and violence. She is the author of the forthcoming Latin America and Caribbean study on Crime and Violence Prevention. As an external member of the World Bank Impact Evaluation Initiative (DIME), Laura has contributed to the evaluation of social programs in the pacified favelas of Rio de Janeiro. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

This presentation is is part of a series of speeches and discussions from the Conference on Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities. The conference was hosted and organized by the Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit http://povgov.stanford.eduand follow #PovGov on Twitter.

Laura Chioda, The World Bank