Research project

Specific deterrence and speed of punishment: Causal evidence from high-frequency micro data

The project, “Specific deterrance and speed of punishment” studies the effect of speeding tickets on driving behaviour. Using big data from a radar-based system that aims to enforce compliance with speed limits in the Czech Republic, a joint research team from the Hertie School, led by Christian Traxler, and the University of Economics in Prague will examine if experiencing higher fines reduces a driver’s risk of speeding in the future. The project is funded by the Czech Science Foundation (CAGR) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and will run for 36 months starting 1 Feb 2017.

Collaboration

This project is in collaboration with Professor Libor Dusek, University of Economics, Prague.

Funders

The project is funded by the Czech Science Foundation (CAGR) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Duration

This projects begins February 2017 and runs for 36 months.

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