Do Casinos Cause Crime?

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Joshua D. Wright, Do Casinos Cause Crime?, Truth on the Market (March 25, 2008),

Grinols and Mustard (2006) answer “Yes” in their ReStat article.  Douglas Walker rebuts and Grinols and Mustard reply in the latest issue of Econ Journal Watch — which you should be reading.  The debate largely involves issues of measurement error and endogeneity, e.g. accounting for the possibility that crime cause casinos, and is accessible to non-economists.