Jennifer Doleac

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Texas A&M University

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Research Profile

I study the economics of crime and discrimination, with a particular focus on the effects of technology on public safety. Past and current work addresses topics such as DNA databases, gun violence, prisoner reentry, and the unintended consequences of “ban the box” policies.

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The Unintended Consequences of “Ban the Box”: Statistical Discrimination and Employment Outcomes When Criminal Histories are Hidden (with Benjamin Hansen). 2018. Accepted, Journal of Labor Economics.

Keep the Kids Inside? Juvenile Curfews and Urban Gun Violence (with Jillian Carr). 2017. Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.

Moving to job opportunities? The effect of ‘Ban the Box’ on the composition of cities (with Benjamin Hansen). 2017. American Economic Review (P&P), 107(5): 556-559.

The Effects of DNA Databases on Crime. 2017. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 9(1), 165-201.

Increasing employment for individuals with criminal records. 2016. The Hamilton Project.

The geography, incidence, and underreporting of gun violence: new evidence using ShotSpotter data (with Jillian Carr). 2016. Brookings Research Paper.

Under the Cover of Darkness: How Ambient Light Influences Criminal Behavior (with Nicholas J. Sanders). 2015. Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(5), 1093-1103.

The Visible Hand: Race and Online Market Outcomes (with Luke Stein). 2013. Economic Journal, 123(572), F469-F492.