Model Uncertainty and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment Model Uncertainty and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment

By Ethan Cohen-Cole and Giulio Zanella

A subsequent version of this paper was published in Economic Inquiry 46, no. 1 (2008).

As empirical work in identifying social effects becomes more prevalent, researchers are beginning to struggle with identifying the composition of social interactions within any given reference group. In this paper, we present a simple econometric methodology for the separate identification of multiple social interactions. The setting under which we achieve separation is special, but is likely to be appropriate in many applications.