Department of Economics
March 19, 2017

Berkeley’s Steven Raphael to give Economics in the Real World talk on Prison Population and Public Policy March 21


Steven Raphael, Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver this year's Economics in the Real World lecture, an event that highlights the importance of economic analysis to real world problems.

Prison cell block
"Cell Block" by Bob Jagendorf is licensed under CC BY 2.0

His talk will be titled "What happens when we reduce prison populations? Implications for racial inequality and public safety." Raphael's research spans a large number of issues of applied economics including racial inequality in the labor market, housing and homelessness, and incarceration and its impacts on public safety and on labor market outcomes. The talk is open to the entire Brown community, especially our undergraduates. It will take place at Kassar Foxboro Auditorium from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.