Harada and Smith win Shepsle Prize

March 16, 2022

Congratulations to Masataka Harada (Fukuoka University) and Professor Daniel M. Smith on the selection of their paper "Distributive Politics and Crime" for the 2022 Kenneth A. Shepsle Prize for best article in the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy in 2021. The paper examines whether and how intergovernmental fiscal transfers reduce crime, using municipal panel data from Japan. It is free to access with registration at https://nowpublishers.com/article/Details/PIP-0045.