Will Dobbie

Harvard Kennedy School


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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Increasing the Demand for Workers with a Criminal Record

with Zoë Cullen and Mitchell Hoffman

Accepted at Quarterly Journal of Economics

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Measuring Racial Discrimination in Bail Decisions

with David Arnold and Peter Hull

American Economic Review, 112(9): 2992-3038, 2022.

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Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending

with Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, and Vikram Pathania

Review of Economic Studies, 88(6): 2799-2832, 2021.

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Bad Credit, No Problem? Credit and Labor Market Consequences of Bad Credit Reports

with Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Neale Mahoney, and Jae Song

Journal of Finance, 75(5): 2377-2419, 2020.

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Charter Schools and Labor Market Outcomes

with Roland Fryer

Journal of Labor Economics, 38(4): 915-957, 2020.

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Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers

with Jae Song

American Economic Review, 110(4): 984-1018, 2020.

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The Causes and Consequences of Test Score Manipulation: Evidence from the New York Regents Examinations

with Thomas Dee, Brian Jacob, and Jonah Rockoff

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(3): 382-423, 2019.

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Racial Bias in Bail Decisions

with David Arnold and Crystal Yang

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 133(4): 1885-1932, 2018.

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The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges

with Jacob Goldin and Crystal Yang

American Economic Review, 108(2): 201-240, 2018.

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Consumer Bankruptcy and Financial Health

with Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and Crystal Yang

Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(5): 853-869, 2017.

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The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools

with Roland Fryer

Journal of Political Economy, 123(5): 985-1037, 2015.

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Debt Relief and Debtor Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Consumer Bankruptcy Protection

with Jae Song

American Economic Review, 105(3): 1272-1311, 2015.

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The Impact of Voluntary Youth Service on Future Outcomes: Evidence from Teach For America

with Roland Fryer

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 15(3): 1031-1066, 2015.

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The Impact of Attending a School with High-Achieving Peers: Evidence from the New York City Exam Schools

with Roland Fryer

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(3): 58-75, 2014.

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Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence From New York City

with Roland Fryer

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4): 28-60, 2013.

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Information Asymmetries in Consumer Credit Markets: Evidence from Payday Lending

with Paige Marta Skiba

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4): 256-258, 2013.

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Are High-Quality Schools Enough to Increase Achievement Among the Poor? Evidence from the Harlem Children's Zone

with Roland Fryer

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(3): 158-187, 2011.

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Other Publications


The Economic Costs of Pretrial Detention

with Crystal Yang

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2021.

The U.S. Pretrial System: Balancing Individual Rights and Public Interests

with Crystal Yang

Journal of Economic Perspectives, 35(4): 49-70, 2021.

Measuring Racial Discrimination in Algorithms

with David Arnold and Peter Hull

American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 111: 49-54, 2021.

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Equal Protection Under Algorithms: A New Statistical and Legal Framework

with Crystal Yang

Michigan Law Review, 119(2): 291-396, 2020.

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Proposals for Improving the U.S. Pretrial System

with Crystal Yang

The Hamilton Project, 2019.