College Party Culture and Sexual Assault Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper considers the degree to which events that intensify partying increase sexual assault. Estimates are based on panel data from campus and local law enforcement agencies and an identification strategy that exploits plausibly random variation in the timing of Division 1 football games. The estimates indicate that these events increase daily reports of rape with 1724-year-old victims by 28 percent. The effects are driven largely by 1724-year-old offenders and by offenders unknown to the victim, but we also find significant effects on incidents involving offenders of other ages and on incidents involving offenders known to the victim. (JEL I23, J16, K42, Z13)

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 283.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Lindo, J. M., Siminski, P., & Swensen, I. D.

citation count

  • 41

complete list of authors

  • Lindo, Jason M||Siminski, Peter||Swensen, Isaac D

publication date

  • January 2018