Andrew Foote

About Andrew Foote

Andrew Foote just graduated with a PhD in Economics from University of California, Davis, and will be working for the U.S. Census Bureau in the Center for Economic Studies starting in the fall. His research focuses on how individuals relocate in response to shocks to local amenities or job opportunities, and how those responses differ across demographic groups.

Decomposing the Effect of Crime on Population Changes

How crime affects the migration decisions of individuals is important for two main reasons. First, increases in crime may cause individuals to leave a locality, which erodes the tax base required to address further increases in criminal justice and public safety initiatives. Additionally, crime may inflict other externalities, since long-distance moves are costly.

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