69 episodes

A show about law, economics, and crime

Probable Causation Jennifer Doleac

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 105 Ratings

A show about law, economics, and crime

    Bonus episode: Hannah Walker on criminal justice contact and political participation

    Bonus episode: Hannah Walker on criminal justice contact and political participation

    David Eil talks with Hannah Walker about her book, "Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation, and Race."

    • 44 min
    Episode 54: Carolina Arteaga on parental incarceration

    Episode 54: Carolina Arteaga on parental incarceration

    Carolina Arteaga talks about how parental incarceration affects kids' education outcomes.




    “Parental Incarceration and Children’s Educational Attainment” by Carolina Arteaga.




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    OTHER RESEARCH WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE:

    “Parental Arrest and Incarceration: How Does it Impact the Children?” by Stephen B. Billings.





    “The Impact of Maternal Imprisonment on Children’s Probability of Grade Retention” by Rosa Minhyo Cho.





    “The Impact of Maternal Incarceration on Children’s Educational Achievement: Results from Chicago Public Schools” by Rosa Minhyo Cho.





    “The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio” by Samuel Norris, Matthew Pecenco, and Jeffrey Weaver.





    “Intergenerational Effects of Incarceration” by Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken, and Magne Mogstad. [WORKING PAPER]





    “The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration” by Will Dobbie, Hans Grönqvist, Susan Niknami, Mårten Palme, and Mikael Priks. [WORKING PAPER]





    Probable Causation Episode 7: Jeff Weaver.

    • 32 min
    Episode 53: Heyu Xiong on how legalizing marijuana affects marijuana dealers

    Episode 53: Heyu Xiong on how legalizing marijuana affects marijuana dealers

    Heyu Xiong talks about on how legalizing marijuana affects those with histories of selling marijuana illegally.




    “Displacement in the Criminal Labor Market: Evidence from Drug Legalizations” by Heyu Xiong.


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    OTHER RESEARCH WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE:

    “Building Criminal Capital Behind Bars: Peer Effects in Juvenile Corrections” by Patrick Bayer, Randi Hjalmarsson, and David Pozen.





    “Making a Narco: Childhood Exposure to Illegal Labor Markets and Criminal Life Paths” by Maria Micaela Sviatschi.





    “Drug Dealing and Legitimate Self-Employment” by Robert W. Fairlie.





    “Formal Employment and Organized Crime: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Colombia” by Gaurav Khanna, Carlos Medina, Anant Nyshadham, and Jorge Tamayo.





    “The Violent Consequences of Trade-Induced Worker Displacement in Mexico” by Melissa Dell, Benjamin Feigenberg, and Kensuke Teshima.





    “Prices, Policing and Policy: The Dynamics of Crime Booms and Busts” by Tom Kirchmaier, Stephen Machin, Matteo Sandi, and Robert Witt.

    • 35 min
    Bonus episode: Gregg Caruso on free will and punishment

    Bonus episode: Gregg Caruso on free will and punishment

    David Eil talks with Gregg Caruso about his book, "Rejecting Retributivism: Free Will, Punishment, and Criminal Justice."

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 52: Katherine Eriksson on Rosenwald schools

    Episode 52: Katherine Eriksson on Rosenwald schools

    Katherine Eriksson talks about how access to education affected incarceration in the early 20th century.


    "Education and Incarceration in the Jim Crow South: Evidence from Rosenwald Schools" by Katherine Eriksson.


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    Probable Causation is part of Doleac Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) corporation. If you enjoy the show, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution. Thank you for supporting our work!


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    OTHER RESEARCH WE DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE:

    “The Impact of Rosenwald Schools on Black Achievement” by Daniel Aaronson and Bhashkar Mazumder.





    Probable Causation Episode 36: Ellora Derenoncourt.





    “Closing the Gap? The Effect of Private Philanthropy on the Provision of African-American Schooling in the U.S. South” by Celeste Carruthers and Marianne Wanamaker.





    "Moving North and into jail? The great migration and black incarceration" by Katherine Eriksson.





    "Economic Consequences of the U.S. Convict Labor System" by Michael Poyker.





    "Prisons and Profits: Understanding The Political Economy of Incarceration in the Postbellum American South" by Susanne Schwarz.





    "The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio" by Samuel Norris, Matthew Pecenco, and Jeffrey Weaver.





    Probable Causation Episode 7: Jeff Weaver.





    Probable Causation Episode 9: Michael Mueller-Smith.

    • 32 min
    Episode 51: Amanda Agan and Anna Harvey on misdemeanor prosecution

    Episode 51: Amanda Agan and Anna Harvey on misdemeanor prosecution

    Amanda Agan, Anna Harvey, and host Jennifer Doleac talk about the consequences of prosecuting defendants for nonviolent misdemeanor offenses.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Cassius Longinus ,

I wish there were more podcasts like this!

This podcast makes it super easy to digest an academic paper without reading it. Way better than academic seminars.

I would really love more podcasts just like this on other academic topics.

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!!

Jennifer, host of the Probable Causation podcast, highlights all aspects of law, economics, crime and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

BigL1994 ,

Dr. Doleac believes people don’t deserve a living wage

“The question is what to do for people who want to get into a profession but don't yet have the skills to earn a living wage.” A direct quote from this podcasts host. She also studies discrimination, but states elitist views that very clearly show a propensity towards self importance/ lack of regard towards a human being ability to make enough to live. There a tons of ways to subsidize an RA’s pay through grants, which would keep her pockets pretty while also paying a student. Or, in her words, an unworthy apprentice that should be happy they’re not paying for air around her.

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