Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M
Timing of Benefit Distribution has Major Effect on Crime
Researcher Jillian Carr focuses on policies that change the timing of benefit distribution in order to estimate the effects of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, receipt on crime.
Domestic Violence Arrests Fall During COVID-Lockdown; 911 Calls for Police Surged
While COVID-19-related stay-at-home orders undoubtedly saved many lives, new research by Jillian Carr highlights the effects of changes to expected police procedures and a need to better protect the vulnerable.
Prior to February 2010, Illinois delivered food stamps on the first day of every month. Then the state decided to spread distribution more evenly throughout the month. As a result, stores weren't hit with massive crowds all at once and officials weren't burdened with a large workload. New research from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and Miami University featured in Business Insider suggests there could be another benefit of the change: a reduction in grocery store thefts.
As gun violence continues to escalate nationwide, research coauthored by Krannert economics professor Jillian Carr takes aim at widely enforced juvenile curfew laws intended to reduce crime that may actually increase it.