CSWEP Board: Jennifer Doleac


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 research fellow at IZA and a member of the Institute for Research on Poverty's Employment and Self-Sufficiency Network. She currently serves on the board of editors at the Journal of Economic Literature, and on the board of trustees at the Council on Criminal Justice.

Professor Doleac studies the economics of crime and discrimination, with particular interests in prisoner reentry and the effects of technology on public safety. Past and current work addresses topics such as DNA databases, gun violence, risk assessment algorithms, and the unintended consequences of “ban the box” policies. Her research has been supported by several governmental and philanthropic organizations, and published in leading academic journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Professor Doleac holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College. She tweets about criminal justice research and policy at @jenniferdoleac.