Seminar by Elena Stancanelli

ore 12.30 Sala Seminari – I° piano, Palazzo Levi Cases, Via del Santo 33


Individual Economic Behavior in the aftermath of School Mass-Shootings (co-authored by Orla Doyle)

Seminar by Elena Stancanelli, Paris School of Economics


There is a small but significant literature on the economic impact of large-scale terrorist acts, however, less is known about the effect of other acts of terror, such as school shootings, on economic behavior. This study uses daily data drawn from a representative survey of the American population, including over 10,000 individuals each year to study the impact of multiple school shootings on economic activity. Using an integrated regression discontinuity and differences-in-differences design we find that the effects of the shootings on individual behavior varies depending on the event under consideration. However, in all cases, the negative effects are short-lived.