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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Author: Revathy Suryanarayana

Alcohol Ban and Crime: The ABC’s of the Bihar Prohibition

Abstract We study the relationship between alcohol consumption and crime, following an alcohol prohibition in Bihar in 2016. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we explore the differential effects of alcohol on different crime types. We find that the prohibition led to a 0.22 standard deviation point...