King's College London, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Lecturer in Economics, King's College London, UK
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member, National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body
Associate Professor in Economics, University of Oxford, UK; Research fellow; Investment banker
DPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 1996
“Crime deterrence: Evidence from the 2011 London Riots.” Economic Journal (Forthcoming) (with L. Jaitman and S. Machin).
“Bankers and their bonuses.” Economic Journal 124 (2014): F1-F21 (with J. Van Reenen).
“Extreme wage inequality: Pay at the very top.” American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 103:3 (2013): 153–157 (with J. Van Reenen).
“Crime and immigration: Evidence from large immigrant waves.” Review of Economics and Statistics 95:4 (2013): 1278–1290 (with F. Fasani and S. Machin).
“Immigrant enclaves and crime.” Journal of Regional Science 53:1 (2013): 118–141 (with S. Machin).
Crime and immigration Updated
Do poor labor market opportunities lead to migrant crime?Brian Bell, January 2019Immigration is one of the most important policy debates in Western countries. However, one aspect of the debate is often mischaracterized by accusations that higher levels of immigration lead to higher levels of crime. The evidence, based on empirical studies of many countries, indicates that there is no simple link between immigration and crime, but legalizing the status of immigrants has beneficial effects on crime rates. Crucially, the evidence points to substantial differences in the impact on property crime, depending on the labor market opportunities of immigrant groups.MoreLess