Displacement Hypothesis

The theory that restricting the means for a person’s suicide is ineffective because those planning suicide will substitute another instrument to accomplish their ultimate goal, that of ending their lives
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The most important of these is the Horiuchi displacement hypothesis.
would be negative under the displacement hypothesis.
The displacement hypothesis implies that, other things the same, the loan growth of other financial institutions should move inversely with the BOJ's growth target for city bank loans ([Delta][L.
Contrary to the displacement hypothesis, the coefficient on [Delta][L.
These findings are inconsistent with the displacement hypothesis.