I am a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy in the Economics Track at Harvard. My primary field is labor economics, and my secondary fields are organizational behavior and criminal justice. I use the tools of behavioral economics to improve the functioning of firms, the criminal justice system, and other institutions.

My research has been supported by grants from the Jameel - Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Access to Justice Lab. I am a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Ph.D. Scholar in Poverty and Justice at the HKS Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy, and a Graduate Affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

I graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 2012, and worked as a Research Assistant at the NBER and Urban Institute before starting my Ph.D.

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Email: helen_ho@g.harvard.edu