Jennifer Doleac is Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University and Director of the Justice Tech Lab. She also is Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures, a philanthropy dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through evidence-based policy solutions that maximize opportunity and minimize injustice.
She is a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center, a research fellow at IZA — Institute of Labor Economics, and the host of the “Probable Causation” podcast.
She serves on the board of editors at the Journal of Economic Literature, and on the board of CSWEP. Professor Doleac holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College. She studies the economics of crime and discrimination, with particular interests in prisoner reentry and the effects of technology on public safety. Past and current work addresses topics such as DNA databases, gun violence, algorithmic risk assessment, and the unintended consequences of “ban the box” policies. Her research has been funded by several governmental and philanthropic organizations, including the National Institute of Justice, the W.T. Grant Foundation, and J-PAL North America. She has spoken at Interpol and the White House, and has testified before Congress. She tweets about criminal justice research and policy at @jenniferdoleac.