Kevin Schnepel received his PhD in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2013. His dissertation research examined the relationship between labor market opportunities and criminal behavior among individuals released from prison in California. This research was supported by a grant through the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics and the American Statistical Association. Kevin is currently working on several projects analyzing the impact of various factors on criminal behavior such as public assistance programs and environmental health factors. Kevin is also interested in labor economics, health, education, and applied microeconometrics.
Kevin is researching the effects of local labor market conditions on the behavior of individuals released from prison in the United States. This research is supported through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the American Statistical Association.
Kevin graduated from UCSB and has accepted an assistant professorship at Sydney.