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Dills, Angela K.

Works: 5 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 148 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HB1, 330.072
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Alcohol prohibition and cirrhosis by Angela K Dills( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper uses state-level data on cirrhosis death rates to examine the impact of state prohibitions, pre-1920 federal anti-alcohol policies, and constitutional prohibition on cirrhosis State prohibitions had a minimal impact on cirrhosis, especially during the pre-1920 period. Pre-1920 federal anti-alcohol policies may have contributed to the decline in cirrhosis that occurred before 1920, although other factors were likely substantial influences as well. Constitutional prohibition reduced cirrhosis by about 10-20 percent
What do economists know about crime? by Angela K Dills( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In this paper we evaluate what economists have learned over the past 40 years about the determinants of crime. We base our evaluation on two kinds of evidence: an examination of aggregate data over long time periods and across countries, and a critical review of the literature. We argue that economists know little about the empirically relevant determinants of crime. Even hypotheses that find some support in U.S. data for recent decades are inconsistent with data over longer horizons or across countries. This conclusion applies both to policy variables like arrest rates or capital punishment and to less conventional factors such as abortion or gun laws. The hypothesis that drug prohibition generates violence, however, is generally consistent with the long times-series and cross-country facts. This analysis is also consistent with a broader perspective in which government policies that affect the nature and amount of dispute resolution play an important role in determining violence
Religiosity and State Welfare by Angela K Dills( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The Catholic sex abuse scandals reduced both membership and religiosity in the Catholic Church. Because government spending on welfare may substitute for the religious provision of social services, we consider whether this plausibly exogenous decline in religiosity affected several measures of the public taste towards government spending on welfare between 1990 and 2008. In places where there were more scandals, individuals state a preference for less government provision of social services. In contrast, a higher level of abuse is also associated with an increase in voting for Democratic candidates for President and state legislatures, and an increase in per capita government welfare spending, although this increase is insufficient to replace the decrease in Catholic-provided charity -- National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Transfer College Quality and Student Performance by Angela K Dills( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
With escalating tuitions, the return to college quality remains an important consideration for students deciding whether to spend more money for a higher quality college education. This paper examines how students that transfer credit for an introductory-level course perform in a subsequent intermediate-level course. Using rich administrative data we estimate how college quality affects student performance, holding constant many observable student characteristics. Students taking introductory courses at higher quality institutions earn higher grades in their intermediate courses than students attending lower quality institutions. This difference is small, but statistically significant. A back of the envelope calculation suggests that, for the average student, the benefit from attending a higher quality institution is more than worth the higher tuition. (Contains 6 tables and 19 footnotes.) [Support for this paper was provided by the Earhart Foundation.]
Intended and unintended consequences of policies : essays on test scores and house prices, peer effects and alcohol prohibition by Angela K Dills( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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