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

The Effect of Incarceration on Mortality (with Matthew Pecenco and Jeffrey Weaver) [PDF], revise and resubmit at Review of Economics and Statistics

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

Estimating Welfare Effects in a Nonparametric Choice Model: The Case of School Vouchers (with Vishal Kamat) [PDF] [Appendix]

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

Examiner Inconsistency: Evidence from Refugee Decisions [PDF]


The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio (with Matthew Pecenco and Jeffrey Weaver) [PDF], 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) [PDF]. Journal of Human Resources (2017). Media: The Atlantic, Brookings, Chalkbeat, Wisconsin Public Radio