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Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse / Toulouse School of Economics
Research fellow in economics (2015-Present)

PhD in economics, 
Prize for best dissertation in economics in Paris (Chancellerie des Université de Paris) 

Research interest: applied microeconomics, labor economics, economics of crime, economics of gender, media. 
Mail: arnaud.philippe [at] iast.fr

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What is the effect of incarcerating a member of a group on her criminal partners?  I answer this question using administrative data on all convictions in France between 2003 and 2012. I exploit past joint convictions to identify 34,000 groups. Using a 48-month individual panel that records later criminal activity and sentencing, I find that the incarceration of a peer is associated with a 5% decrease in the conviction rate in groups of two individuals.  Exploiting within-group heterogeneity, I show that offenders who have the characteristics of leaders are not affected by their followers but exert influence on them. Lastly, I show that the effect derives from lower criminogenic behavior and not from a loss of criminal human capital or from better information on the risks associated with crime.


References:
David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania law School, Wharton School 
Daniel Chen, IAST, TSE, Harvard Law School
Roberto Galbiati, CNRS, Sciences-Po
Emeric Henry, Sciences-Po


Publications
"No Hatred or Malice, fear or affection": Media and sentencing Accepted Journal of Political Economy, (with Aurelie Ouss).
Economics of Crime prize, 6th Economics of Crime Transatlantic Workshop
Does introducing lay people incriminal courts affect judicial decisions? Evidence from French reform, International Review of Law and Economics, Volume 52, October 2017, Page 1-15

Working papers
Contact:
Phone: +33 5 61 12 85 89 (office)/ +33 6 80 48 84 07 (mobile)
Address
Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse - 21 allée de Brienne - 31015 Toulouse Cedex 6 - France