Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
I analyze publicly available data to estimate the impact of military interventions in Mexico’s Drug War. An update to previous research, I collect a dataset using press sources and other public materials on Mexico’s deployment of military force to fight drug traffickers in the country. I employ a newly developed difference-in-differences design to estimate the causal effects of the policy at the municipio-month level. The statistical analysis implies that Mexico’s military interventions increased violence substantially, in both the overall population as well as the proxy I use for drug-trade related homicides.
Greathouse, Jared, "¿Qué Diferencia? Application of Difference-in-Differences to Mexico’s Drug War." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2021.
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