ACLE Empirical Legal Studies Seminar with Roberto Galbiati (Sciences Po, Paris). Title: "Incarceration Policy and Reoffending: Insights from Empirical Economics". The seminar is jointly organized with the IViR. Venue: Faculty of Law, room A0.09. Lunch will be provided.
This seminar connects law and economics by providing an accessible application of empirical techniques from economics to key concepts in legal policy. Specifically, we will study individuals’ responses to expected criminal sentences, and discuss natural experiments in sentencing policies to evaluate how incarceration itself affects reoffending.
This lunch talk is part of the Empirical Legal Studies Initiative (ELSI). ELSI was developed by the ACLE Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics and the IViR Institute for Information Law, in collaboration with the CREED Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision-making. The goal is to provide a platform for engaging in discussions about the opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls regarding the combination of normative and empirical research, and to exchange experiences and best practices. ELSI will organise seminars, workshops, and conferences and invites everybody at the law faculty to join our activities.