Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M
- Bond, T. N., Carr, J. B., Packham, A., & Smith, J. (2022). "Hungry for success? SNAP timing, high-stakes exam performance, and college attendance." American Economic Journal: Policy vol. 14 (4), 51-79.
- Carr, J. & Packham, A. (2017). "The Effects of State-Mandated Abstinence-Based Sex Education on Teen Health Outcomes." Health Economics vol. 26 (4), 403-420. | Related Website | Download Download |
- Carr, J. & Doleac, J. "Keep the Kids Inside: Juvenile Curfews and Urban Gun Crime." Review of Economics and Statistics | Related Website | Download Download |
- Carr, J. & Doleac, J. "The Geography, Incidence, and Underreporting of Gun Violence: New Evidence Using ShotSpotter Data." Brookings Policy Paper | Related Website |
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.
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.