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Adapted seminar hours: 12:00 - 12:15: doors open and lunch; 12:00 - 13:30: seminar.

Event details of ACLE Economics Seminar: Giovanni Mastrobuoni (University of Essex)
Date 4 March 2015
Time 12:00 -13:30
Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw M
Room Amsterdam Business School (REC M) - REC M3.02


In an unprecedented information technology (IT) revolution in the public service sector, an increasing number of police departments use advanced statistical methods to improve their productivity in fighting crimes. Since 2007 the police department of Milan has been using a predictive policing software that is unique, as it not only produces aggregate crime predictions but also individual ones. This paper uses detailed information on individual crime incidents, coupled with offender-level identifiers produced by the software, to show that criminals follow habits, and that such habits make their future actions predictable. Using quasi-random assignment of crimes to two police forces that differ in the availability of this predictive policing software, this study shows that the adoption of this very advanced yet inexpensive IT innovation doubles the productivity of policing. 


ACLE Economics Seminars

The ACLE Seminars are held once a month on Monday afternoons from 12:00 - 13:15 at the Amsterdam Business School (University of Amsterdam).

This series focuses primarily on subjects related to economics.

Venue: Room M3.02, Amsterdam Business School, for more information see the link below.

Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw M

Room Amsterdam Business School (REC M) - REC M3.02

Plantage Muidergracht 12
1018 TV Amsterdam