The First Annual Conference on Crime, Risk and Economics

Posted On September 24, 2018

May 15, 2019 – May 17, 2019

Jeremy Bentham Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London. WC1E 6HJ
The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science and Security, University College London

Registration  | Program 

General Information

This conference will bring together economists, criminologists, and researchers from other disciplines who seek to understand the causes and consequences of crime, including the evaluation of policies aimed to mitigate or manage the cost of crime. The program is limited to presentations of eight applicants in addition to keynote presentations, and invitations to participate are subject to competitive review.


The meeting will feature four keynote speakers:

  • Steve Machin, Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics.
  • Olivier Marie, Endowed Professor of Labour Economics, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, Erasmus School of Economics.
  • Daniel Nagin, Teresa And H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics, Carnegie-Mellon University.
  • Richard Wortley, Professor of Crime Science, Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University College London


The goal of the conference is to provide presenters the opportunity to deliver a full understanding of their research. Presenters will provide a 45-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from those in the audience. Keynote speakers will be allotted 60 minutes.


  • Greg DeAngelo (Department of Economic Sciences, Claremont Graduate University);
  • Glenn Harrison (Center for Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University);
  • Shane Johnson (The Dawes Centre for Future Crime, University College London):
  • Volkan Topalli (The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University);
  • Richard Wortley (The Jill Dando Institute, University College London):


Funding is being provided by The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University, and the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science and Security at University College London.

Financial Support

Financial Support: One author of accepted papers will be provided financial support to offset the costs of airfare and hotel accommodation, subject to the usual university restrictions.


Contact the corresponding organizer, Volkan Topalli (, about the substance of the workshop, and contact CEAR staff at with questions about participation and logistics.


Location: UCL and the Jill Dando Institute are located in the heart of London. Activities associated with the conference will take place at The Jeremy Bentham Room on Campus.