My current research agenda focuses on ways to encourage inmates' social reintegration through, for instance, rehabilitation programs and supervised transition. More broadly, I am interested in the economics of crime and education, and labor economics.
Prison Rehabilitation Programs and Recidivism: Evidence from Variations in Availability (with Steeve Marchand and Guy Lacroix), accepted for publication at the Journal of Human Resources
Can Recidivism Be Prevented from Behind Bars? Evidence from a Behavioral Program
Can Parole Reduce Both Time Served and Crime? (with Steeve Marchand)
status: new draft coming soon! (email me for an early draft)
Beyond Traditional Risk Scores: Tackling LS/CMI Offender Misclassifications with Machine Learning (with Sébastien Brouillette-Alarie, Guy Giguère, Guy Lacroix and Steeve Marchand)
status: submitted (email me for the manuscript)
Work in progress
I developed and taught the course Introduction to Policy Evaluation, in which students are introduced to econometric methods such as difference-in-differences, instrumental variables and regression discontinuity. During the semester, the students dive into quantitative research by watching interviews I conducted with researchers. I am currently teaching this course for the second time.
I was also the main instructor for a course on Economics and crime.
Syllabi are available upon request.
Principles of Microeconomics, Quantitative Methods (x3), Health Economics, Applied Econometrics (x3), Law and Economics