Kevin T. Schnepel is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013 and spent five years at the University of Sydney. Kevin is an honorary associate of the School of Economics at the University of Sydney and a research fellow with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre).
Kevin’s research primarily focuses on crime, health, labor, and environmental economics. His current research investigates key determinants of crime and recidivism such as job opportunities, the supply of addictive drugs, the presence of criminal peers, and the severity of criminal sanctions. He is also currently working on several projects investigating the long-term impact of public health policies and interventions addressing early-life exposure to environmental toxins.
Kevin joined IZA as a research affiliate in May 2016.