Appendix+API-202A+Assignment+2+S09

Appendix+API-202A+Assignment+2+S09 - Appendix A - THE STATE...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Appendix A - THE STATE TRAFFIC FATALITY DATA SET (from Stock and Watson) The data are for the “lower 48” U.S. states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), annually for 1982 through 1988. Traffic fatality data were obtained from the U.S. Department of Transportation Fatal Accident Reporting System. The beer tax is the tax on a case of beer, which is an available measure of state alcohol taxes more generally. The drinking age variables in Table 8.1 (in the textbook) are binary variables indicating whether the legal drinking age is 18, 19, or 20. The two binary punishment variables in Table 8.1 describe the state’s minimum sentencing requirements for an initial drunk driving conviction: “Mandatory jail?” equals one if the state requires jail time and equals zero otherwise, and “Mandatory community service?” equals one if the state requires community service and equals zero otherwise. Total vehicle miles traveled annually by state were obtained from the Department of Transportation. Personal income was
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course HKS API202A taught by Professor Levy during the Spring '09 term at Harvard.

Page1 / 2

Appendix+API-202A+Assignment+2+S09 - Appendix A - THE STATE...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online