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Jillian Carr

Jillian Carr

Associate Professor of Economics
Economics

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Texas A&M

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I'm an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. I received my PhD from Texas A&M University and my BA from Rhodes College in economics and math.

My research fields are applied microeconomics and labor economics, and my current research is on the economics of crime, urban economics and law and economics. I've studied a variety of topics including Section 8 Housing Vouchers, the effect of juvenile curfews on gun violence, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps). 

Currently, I teach undergraduate Public Finance and Taxation and graduate Public Economics. 

  • Domestic violence

    Domestic Violence Arrests Fall During COVID-Lockdown, While 911 Calls for Police Surged

    A Purdue University faculty expert on crime is painting a more comprehensive picture of the effects of lockdown policies on domestic violence. The picture is a discouraging one. While COVID-19 pandemic-related stay-at-home, or SAH, orders undoubtedly saved many lives, new research highlights the effects of changes to expected police procedures, and a need to better protect the vulnerable. During a stay-at-home order, one might expect reported domestic crimes and arrests to increase. In at least one major American city, they in fact fell, even as there was a large increase in 911 calls.

    Full story: Domestic Violence Arrests Fall During COVID-Lockdown, While 911 Calls for Police Surged

  • Grocery Store

    Meal Planning

    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.

    Full story: Meal Planning

  •  Gun Control

    Shot Stopper

    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.

    Full story: Shot Stopper

  • Purdue University livestreams panels on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and economic implications

    Professors in the Krannert School of Management and College of Agriculture at Purdue University participated in an hourlong panel discussion and Q&A on May 18 about the disruptions to supply chains caused by COVID-19 and implications for consumers. Earlier in May, three Krannert faculty affiliates from the Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) hosted a Facebook Live event on the economic implications of COVID-19.

    Full story: Purdue University livestreams panels on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and economic implications

Contact

carr56@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 496-0288
Office: KRAN 317

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

economics of crime, public policy, labor economics