Skip to main content area Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to search Skip to section navigation

Law & Economics

Faculty Research


Study: Mobile Phones and Crime Deterrence

Between 1991 and 2001, crime rates dropped by about a third across all crime categories. In a paper titled “Mobile Phones and Crime Deterrence: An Underappreciated Link,” Jonathan Klick and co-authors suggest that the introduction and growth of mobile phone technology may have contributed to the crime decline in the 1990s, specifically in the areas of rape and assault.

More on Law and Economics Faculty and Research

Sample Penn Law Courses

More Courses at Penn

Take up to four classes at the University as part of your JD.  Courses recently taken by Penn Law students include:

  • The Practice of Economic Development (Government Administration, Fels Institute of Government)
  • Infrastructure & Economic Growth  (Government Administration, Fels Institute of Government)
  • Managed Care and the Industrial Organization of Health Care (Health Care Management, Wharton)
  • Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical Biotech and Medical Device Industries (Health Care Management, Wharton)
  • Value Creation and Value Capture in American Business History (Management, Wharton)
  • Urban Public Policy and Private Economic Development (Business Economics & Public Policy, Wharton)


Joint Degrees & Certificates


Institutes & Centers

Student Groups


Bug 00