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I am an Assistant Research Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at the University of Notre Dame and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunity (LEO). In May 2022, I received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, where I was advised by Lawrence Katz, Edward Glaeser, Andrei Shleifer, and Desmond Ang.
I work primarily on topics in labor, criminal justice, education, discrimination, and economic mobility. My research broadly examines how to identify and close social and racial opportunity gaps in the U.S. My job market paper explored 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. In ongoing research, I am evaluating two innovative mentorship programs for high school students at risk of dropping out. Another project evaluates EMPath's Mobility Mentoring program, which seeks to help public housing residents achieve economic self-sufficiency through individualized coaching and small financial incentives.
I have also been 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 nd.edu.