Jennifer Doleac is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University, Director of the Justice Tech Lab, and host of the Probable Causation podcast. She is also a Nonresident Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, and a research fellow at IZA. Professor Doleac studies 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. Her research has been published in leading academic journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and the Economic Journal. Professor Doleac’s work has been highlighted in an array of media outlets, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Time. Professor Doleac holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College. She has spoken at Interpol and the White House and has testified before Congress.
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