Welcome to my website!
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.
In September 2020, I published a report prepared for the National Commision on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice analyzing case and mortality rates in U.S. State and Federal prisons. The report was recently covered by CNN and the San Francisco Chronicle. A follow-up report was published in December 2020.