See below for our SADO working papers in descending order of recentness. If you are interested in contributing to our working paper series, please contact us.


Illicit Small Arms Prices: Introducing Two New Datasets

This paper documents an effort of the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers (NISAT) and the Small Arms Data Observatory (SADO) to make such inferential econometric analyses possible by assembling two new datasets on illicit small arms

Posted on January 21, 2017 | Read more

Estimating the Size of the Illicit Small Arms Economy in San Diego

This paper outlines and implements a method for estimating the markets for illicit small arms, sex, and drugs as constituent components of the total cash economy for the San Diego metropolitan

Posted on November 24, 2015 | Read more

The T-Rex in the Room: Using Network Analysis to Get a Better Grasp of Small Arms Issues

This report, aimed at addressing this issue, will (1) provide a literature review on SALW nonproliferation and social network analysis for context, (2) posit the case for the usefulness of social network analysis as an innovative descriptive and inferential tool in analyzing international SALW networks and nonproliferation efforts, (3) present a description of the data to be...

Posted on October 31, 2014 | Read more

Ammunition Leakage from the Military to Civilian Markets: Market Price Evidence from Haiti 2004-2012

The rapid increase in the accessibility of firearms and ammunition represents a key factor in the destabilization of many It is also commonly associated with an escalation in the intensity and organization of collective and interpersonal In some cases, arms are illegally transferred from one state to another, while in others weapons are diverted from existing

Posted on July 9, 2014 | Read more

Elusive Facts About Gun Violence: Where Good Surveys Go Bad

The evidence base for the study of guns and violence begins with data on such fundamental issues as the number and distribution of guns, the number of people shot each year in criminal assaults, and the frequency of gun use in It seems that these simple descriptive statistics should be readily available, and in fact the rhetoric of the debate over gun control in the United...

Posted on June 3, 2014 | Read more

Do State Firearms Laws Affect Firearms Manufacturing Location?

In addition to federal firearms legislation applicable to all firearms manufacturers operating in the United States, each of the 50 states has its own state, and sometimes additional municipal, firearms Conceivably, the relative strictness or laxity of these laws influences location decisions by firearms We use diverse datasets covering the period 1986 to 2010 to exploit...

Posted on March 27, 2014 | Read more

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