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

Email me: sam.norris@ubc.ca

My CV is here.

Working papers

Estimating Welfare Effects in a Nonparametric Choice Model: The Case of School Vouchers [Appendix] (with Vishal Kamat), revise and resubmit at Review of Economic Studies

In-Kind Transfers as Insurance (with Lucie Gadenne, Sandip Sukhtankar and Monica Singhal)

Examiner Inconsistency: Evidence from Refugee Decisions


The Effect of Incarceration on Mortality (with Matthew Pecenco and Jeffrey Weaver), forthcoming at Review of Economics and Statistics

Consumption peer effects and utility needs in India (with Arthur Lewbel, Krishna Pendaur, and Xi Qu) , forthcoming at Quantitative Economics

The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio (with Matthew Pecenco and Jeffrey Weaver), American Economic Review (2021). Non-technical summary. Media: Plain Dealer, The Economist

Rise and shine: The effect of school start times on academic performance from childhood through puberty (with Jennifer Heissel). Journal of Human Resources (2017). Media: The Atlantic, Brookings, Chalkbeat, Wisconsin Public Radio