1st Edition

Illicit Activity The Economics of Crime, Drugs and Tax Fraud

Edited By Ziggy Macdonald, David Pyle Copyright 2017
    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2000:  A collection of research papers on the theme of illicit activity, all written by either members or associate members of the Public Sector Economics Research Centre in the Department of Economics at the University of Leicester. The work reported covers three areas of activity: crime (especially property-related crime); consumption of illegal substances (drugs); and income tax evasion.

    An economic model of criminal activity, Derek Deadman and David Pyle; measurement error in economic models of crime, Derek Deadman, Stephen Pudney and David Pyle; an investigation into quarterly crime and its relationship to the economy, Denise Osborn; the relationship between economic conditions and property crime - evidence for the United States, Amor Diez-Ticio; imprisonment versus fines - a theoretical perspective, Ingolf Dittman; the victims of property crime, Ziggy MacDonald and Stephen Pudney; the under-reporting of crime, Ziggy MacDonald; the social and economic determinants of illicit drug use, Ziggy MacDonald; the labour market consequences of illicit drug use, Ziggy MacDonald and Stephen Pudney; income tax evasion - a theoretical analysis, Ali al-Nowaihi and David Pyle; income tax evasion - an experimental approach, Stephen Pudney, David Pyle and Tolga Saruc.


    Macdonald, Ziggy; Pyle, David