Welcome to my academic website. I am an Assistant Professor at the Harris School at the University of Chicago with research interests in education, crime, and labor economics.

Email me: samnorris at uchicago dot edu

My CV is here

Working papers

The Effect of Incarceration on Mortality (with Matthew Pecenco and Jeffrey Weaver) [PDF]

Estimating the Welfare Effects of School Vouchers (with Vishal Kamat) [PDF] [Appendix] 

The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio (with Matthew Pecenco and Jeffrey Weaver) [PDF], revision requested at American Economic Review.
Media: Plain Dealer

Examiner Inconsistency: Evidence from Refugee Decisions [PDF] 

Consumption peer effects and utility needs in India (with Arthur Lewbel, Krishna Pendaur, and Xi Qu) [PDF]


Rise and shine: The effect of school start times on academic performance from childhood through puberty (with Jennifer Heissel) [PDF]. Journal of Human Resources. Media: The AtlanticBrookingsChalkbeatWisconsin Public Radio
Works in progress
In-Kind Transfers as Insurance (with Lucie Gadenne, Sandip Sukhtankar and Monica Singhal)