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2017 APPAM Regional Student Conferences

APPAM will host two regional student conferences in 2017. The DC Regional Student Conference will be held on April 7th - 8th, 2016 at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. The California Regional Student Conference will be held on April 9th - 10th at the University of California Riverside in Riverside, CA. During these conferences, students will present research across a wide variety of policy areas, through poster sessions and on conference panels with their peers.

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On the Unintended Consequences of Anti-drug Eradication Programs in Producing Countries

May 5, 2014 09:29 AM

While the war against drugs has consumed approximately 40 billion dollars per year in the last four decades, there is very limited evidence on its e ectiveness. Sandra Rozo, University of California, Los Angeles, studies the effects of the biggest anti-drug program ever applied in a drug-producing country.

In her paper On the Unintended Consequences of Anti-drug Eradication Programs in Producing Countries, originally presented at the 2013 Fall Research Conference during the session Issues Surrounding Sanctions, Illicit Economy, she uses a unique and rich data set with 1-square-kilometer satellite information on the location of coca crops between 2000 and 2010 in Colombia to identify the effects of spraying with herbicides on coca production and on the welfare conditions of coca-producing areas. Her results suggest that there is only a quarter reduction in coca grown per hectare sprayed, whereas there are sizable unintended negative effects on the welfare conditions of the treated areas.

Read the full paper in our Online Paper Collection. [PDF download]

 

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