Doleac Visits Mizzou

Doleac presents to MU Students

Dr. Jennifer Doleac, an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M and a leading scholar in the economics of crime, spoke to several undergraduate classes and met with economics students here at Mizzou.  The visit was part of an innovative program organized by our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Eric Parsons, aimed at demonstrating the breadth and diversity of economic careers.  Professor Doleac’s ongoing research examines discrimination in the criminal justice system and the unintended consequences of so-called “Ban-the-Box” labor market policies.   Dr. Doleac also presented her most recent work on criminal offender risk assessment in the faculty research seminar.