Professor Doleac studies the economics of crime and discrimination, with particular interests in prisoner reentry and the effects of technology on public safety. Her research addresses topics such as DNA databases, gun violence, risk assessment algorithms, and the unintended consequences of “ban the box” policies. Professor Doleac’s work has been supported by several governmental and philanthropic organizations, and published in leading academic journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and the Economic Journal. She currently serves on the board of editors at the Journal of Economic Literature, and on the board of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP).
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.