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Joseph Stiglitz, Aaron Edlin, and J. Bradford DeLong

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231143653

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.001.0001

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The Death Penalty Once More

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Paul H. Rubin

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0032

This chapter presents Rubin's response to John Donohue and Justin Wolfers, that is, he attempts to clear up the misimpression that Donohue and Wolfers created in their article implying that they have been unable to reproduce the results of Rubin et al. To the contrary, and as they conceded in their article in the Stanford Law Review: “Dezhbakhsh, Rubin, and Shepherd generously shared their data and code, and Joanna Shepherd assisted our efforts, enabling us to perfectly replicate all of their results”. Rubin further states that the vast majority of studies, not just his paper, find that capital punishment has a deterrent effect.

Keywords:   capital punishment, death penalty, deterrence

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