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[Photo: Tom KIRCHMAIER] Professor Tom KIRCHMAIER
Director of the Policing and Crime research group - Community
Tel:  020 7955 6854
Email: t.kirchmaier@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.11 F  



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Expertise: Economics of Policing and Crime. Law and Econ / Governance. Interested in using large organisational datasets ('Big Data').

Biography:

Tom is Director of the Policing and Crime research group focusing on understanding the full spectrum of questions relating to policing and crime, with a special focus currently on Domestic Abuse, Demand Prediction, Police Organizational Efficiency, AML and Organised Crime, as well as Knife Crime, Gangs, and Drug Markets. He works with very large datasets from the police and other sources. Prior to the CEP, Tom was with the Financial Markets Group, and the Manchester Business School. Tom holds a PhD in Management from the LSE.

Education:

  • PhD, Institute of Management, London School of Economics
  • MSc, Institute of Management, London School of Economics
  • Dipl. Volkswirt, Universitaet Regensburg

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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CentrePiece article
Domestic abuse in times of quarantine Ria Ivandic and Tom Kirchmaier
July 2020
Paper No' CEPCP578:
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CentrePiece 25 (2) Summer 2020


Tags: covid-19; domestic abuse; crime

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CEP discussion paper
Comparing Conventional and Machine-Learning Approaches to Risk Assessment in Domestic Abuse Cases Jeffrey Grogger, Ria Ivandic and Tom Kirchmaier
February 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1676:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: domestic abuse; risk assessment; machine learning

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CEP election analysis
Policing and Crime Tom Kirchmaier
November 2019
Paper No' CEPEA055:
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Tags: violent crime; austerity; budget cuts

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CEP discussion paper
Jihadi Attacks, Media and Local Hate Crime Ria Ivandic, Tom Kirchmaier and Stephen Machin
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1615:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: islamophobic hate crime; jihadi terror attacks; media

Parliamentary inquiry or consultation
Economic Crime inquiry Tom Kirchmaier
 2018
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Journal article
Prices, Policing and Policy: The Dynamics of Crime Booms and Busts Tom Kirchmaier, Stephen Machin, Matteo Sandi and Robert Witt
May 2018
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Tags: illegal behavior and the enforcement of law;

Journal article
The Effect of Police Response Time on Crime Clearance Rates Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
April 2018
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Tags: police; response times; crime; clearance rates

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CEP discussion paper
Prices, Policing and Policy: The Dynamics of Crime Booms and Busts Tom Kirchmaier, Stephen Machin, Matteo Sandi and Robert Witt
March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1535:
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JEL Classification: K42


Tags: metal crime; metal prices; commodity prices

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CEP discussion paper
Is Distance Dead? Face-to-Face Communication and Productivity in Teams Diego Battiston, Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1473:
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JEL Classification: D23; M11


Tags: teamwork; face-to-face communication; distance; organisations