Jonathan Tebes

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I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Harvard University, where I am advised by Lawrence Katz, Edward Glaeser, Andrei Shleifer, and Desmond Ang. I work primarily on topics in labor, discrimination, crime, and human capital.

In Fall 2022, I'll be starting as an Assistant Research Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunity.

My research broadly examines how to identify and close racial and social opportunity gaps in the U.S. My job market paper explores whether police stops (1) prevent neighborhood crime, (2) affect high school dropout rates, and (3) are implemented in a racially-equitable manner.

I have also examined the impact of police violence on civic engagement, and am currently evaluating EMPath's Mobility Mentoring program that seeks to help public housing residents achieve economic self-sufficiency through individualized mentoring and small financial incentives.

I'm also a Stone Scholar in Harvard's Inequality & Social Policy Program, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and a Horowitz Foundation Awardee.

If you'd like to learn more about me, you can find my CV here.

If you'd like to connect, shoot me an email at jtebes at