Oh SNAP! How Government Policies Can Make Crime Less Appealing: PURCE Economic Policy Lunch
Assistant Professor of Economics Jillian Carr will explore how government policies can be designed to make crime less appealing. In her “SNAP Benefits and Crime: Evidence from Changing Disbursement Schedules,” Dr. Carr finds that staggering the disbursement of nutritional aid leads to a 20.9% reduction in theft at grocery stores. This is just one data-supported example of how altering benefit distribution can have an effect on crime. PURCE Economic Policy Luncheon attendance is by invitation only -- contact us at email@example.com.