March 26, 2006

American Enterprise Institute conference on abortion and crime this Tuesday, March 28 in Washington D.C.:

It's going to be an all-star line-up of economists commenting on the Donohue-Levitt theory that legalizing abortion cut crime. It looks pretty technical, but I'll try during my 12 minute presentation to keep it simple.

Abortion Legalization and Crime Rates

Is There a Relationship?
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Start: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 1:00 PM
End: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 5:00 PM
Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
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In 2001, John Donohue of Yale University and Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago published a paper entitled "The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime," in which they argued that legalized abortion in the 1970s significantly contributed to decreased crime in America during the 1990s. The article sparked a fierce controversy which has yet to abate. The controversy further captured public attention when Levitt featured the argument in his bestselling book, Freakonomics. In this AEI event, nearly every economist who has studied whether there is a link between abortion and crime will weigh in on the available empirical evidence, including Professor Donohue and his leading critics. Is there a link between legalized abortion and crime rates? If so, in which direction is it?

12:45 p.m.
Jonathan Klick, AEI and Florida State University
Panel I
Chris Foote, Boston Federal Reserve
Ted Joyce, Baruch College, CUNY
Leo Kahane, California State University
Phillip Levine, Wellesley College
Steve Sailer, The American Conservative
Jonathan Klick, AEI and Florida State University
Panel II
John Donohue, Yale Law School
John R. Lott Jr., AEI
David Paton, Nottingham University Business School
Florenz Plassman, SUNY-Binghamton
Ted Frank, AEI
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American Enterprise Institute
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Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-862-5820
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