I am a Research Director at the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

Curriculum Vitae

Email: ashnaarora [at] uchicago [dot] edu

Working Papers

Policing Substance Use: Chicago's Treatment Program for Narcotics Arrests

Panka Bencsik

Juvenile Crime and Anticipated Punishment

R&R, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Coverage: The Crime Report

Election by Community Consensus: Effects on Political Selection and Governance

The Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming
Coverage: Ideas For India

Pure-Chance Jobs vs. A Labor Market: The Impact on Careers of a Random Serial Dictatorship for First Job Seekers

with Len Goff and Jonas Hjort

American Economic Association Papers & Proceedings, 2021


The Impact of Specialized Prosecution on the Safety of Domestic Violence Victims

with Xander Beberman, Zubin Jelveh, and Ashley Motta

Coverage: Probable Causation

Too Tough on Crime? The Impact of Prosecutor Politics on Incarceration

Coverage: Marginal Revolution

Prisons as Schools for Change? Evidence from Illinois

with Ben Feigenberg

The Impact of Free Communication Technology in Prison

with Nour Abdul-Razzak and Panka Bencsik