Kevin Schnepel

University of Sydney, Australia

I'm happy to contribute to the IZA World of Labor project so that policymakers and academics can quickly learn about the evidence base for a wide range of issues in labor policy

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Sydney, Australia

Research interest

Applied microeconomics, economics of crime, early childhood health and development, environmental health policy

Past positions

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California—Berkeley, 2011–2013


PhD Economics, University of California Santa Barbara, 2013

Selected publications

  • Life After Lead: Effects of Early Interventions for Children Exposed to Lead. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10872 (2017) (with S. B. Billings).

  • Avoiding Convictions: Regression Discontinuity Evidence on Court Deferrals for First-Time Drug Offenders. IZA Discussion Paper No. 10409 (2016) (with M. Mueller-Smith).

  • The Value of a Healthy Home: Lead Paint Remediation and Housing Values. University of Sydney Economics Working Paper Series No. 2015-23 (2015) (with S. B. Billings).

  • Good Jobs and Recidivism. University of Sydney Economics Working Paper Series No. 2014-10 (2014).

  • “College football and crime.” Journal of Sports Economics 10:1 (2009): 68–87 (with D. Rees).