I am an economist at Simon Fraser University working across several fields of applied microeconomics. My research utilizes large administrative data sets to inform policy makers about the impact of health, environmental, social, and criminal justice policies on a variety of outcomes. I am particularly interested in better understanding the ways in which we can lower crime and improve social welfare ranging from investments in early-life health to diversion programs that allow defendants to avoid the life-long stigma of a criminal conviction.
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.