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Deep IV in law : appellate decisions and texts impact sentencing in trial courts

Title
Deep IV in law : appellate decisions and texts impact sentencing in trial courts / Zhe Huang, Xinyue Zhang, Ruofan Wang, Daniel L. Chen.
ISBN
9781009296373
100929637X
9781009296380
9781009296403
Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
Physical Description
42 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary
"Do US Circuit Courts' decisions on criminal appeals influence sentence lengths imposed by US District Courts? We explore the use of high-dimensional instrumental variables to estimate this causal relationship. Using judge characteristics as instruments, we implement two-stage models on court sentencing data for the years 1991 through 2013. We find that Democratic, Jewish judges tend to favor criminal defendants, while Catholic judges tend to rule against them. We also find from our experiment that prosecutors backlash to circuit court rulings while district court judges comply. Methodologically, we demonstrate the applicability of deep instrumental variables to legal data"-- Back cover.
Other formats
ebook version :
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 01, 2023
Series
Cambridge elements. Elements in law, economics and politics.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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