SI 2023 Crime

Jens Ludwig and Crystal Yang, Organizers

July 27-28, 2023

Longfellow Room BC

Format: presenters will have 30 minutes, discussants will have 10 minutes, remaining 20 minutes will be for Q&A

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 27
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
First three morning papers joint with Law and Economics
8:30 am
Mark Hoekstra, Baylor University and NBER
Suhyeon Oh, Texas A&M University
Meradee Tangvatcharapong, Hitotsubashi University

Are American Juries Racially Discriminatory? Evidence from over a Quarter Million Felony Grand Jury Cases
Discussant: Nicola Persico, Northwestern University and NBER
9:30 am
Emma Harrington, University of Virginia
William E. Murdock, Lazard
Hannah Shaffer, University of Chicago

Prediction Mistakes in the Criminal Justice System: Evidence from Linking Prosecutor Surveys to Court Records
Discussant: Ashesh Rambachan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:30 am
10:45 am
Ryan Cooper, University of Chicago
Joseph J. Doyle Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Andrés P. Hojman, Universidad Catolica de Chile

Effects of Enhanced Legal Aid in Child Welfare: Evidence from a Randomized Trial of Mi Abogado
Discussant: James Greiner, Harvard University
11:45 am
Jennifer L. Doleac, Arnold Ventures
Jonathan Eggleston, U.S. Census Bureau
William Gale, Brookings Institution
Michael G. Mueller-Smith, University of Michigan and NBER
Briana Sullivan, U.S. Census Bureau

Criminal Justice Involvement and Well-Being in Old Age (slides)
Discussant: Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago and NBER
12:45 pm
1:45 pm
Benjamin Hansen, University of Oregon and NBER
Timothy J. Moore, Purdue University and NBER
William W. Olney, Williams College

Importing the Opioid Crisis? International Trade and Drug Overdoses (slides)
Discussant: Kosali I. Simon, Indiana University and NBER
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
Roman Rivera, University of California, Berkeley

Release, Detain, or Surveil? The Effect of Electronic Monitoring on Defendant Outcomes
Discussant: Jonah Gelbach, University of California at Berkeley
4:00 pm
Sofia Amaral, The World Bank
Girija Borker, The World Bank
Nathan Fiala, University of Connecticut
Nishith Prakash, Northeastern University
Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton University and NBER

Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces and Police Patrolling: Experimental Evidence from Urban India (slides)
Discussant: Oeindrila Dube, University of Chicago and NBER
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Group Dinner - Royal Sonesta Hotel (Skyline AB)
Friday, July 28
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
The 8:30 am presentation will not be available on YouTube
8:30 am
Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago and NBER
Benjamin Feigenberg, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fatemeh Momeni, University of Chicago

From Retributive to Restorative: An Alternative Approach to Justice
Discussant: Steven Raphael, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
9:30 am
Shawn Bushway, RAND Corporation
Justin Pickett, University at Albany

Direct Incentives Increase Employment of People with Criminal Records
Discussant: Zoe B. Cullen, Harvard University and NBER
10:30 am
10:45 am
Christopher Blattman, University of Chicago and NBER
Benjamin Lessing, University of Chicago
Santiago Tobon, Universidad EAFIT

Gang Rule: Understanding and Countering Criminal Governance
Discussant: Jesse M. Bruhn, Brown University
11:45 am
Fernando Saltiel, McGill University
Cody Tuttle, University of Texas at Austin

Business Cycles and Police Hires
Discussant: Steven Mello, Dartmouth College and NBER
12:45 pm
2:00 pm
Jonathan K. Tebes, University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia University

Stopped by the Police: The End of "Stop-and-Frisk" on Neighborhood Crime and High School Dropout Rates
Discussant: Aaron Chalfin, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
3:00 pm