Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley
Brett Fischer is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Policy Lab at UC Berkeley. He joined CPL after completing his PhD in Economics at the University of Virginia. Brett’s research spans public and labor economics, with an emphasis on documenting the causes and consequences of inequality in the education and criminal justice systems. Much of his work uses applied quantitative methods to evaluate how the identities of public officials shape policy outcomes, including analyses of school boards’ role in education production and attorneys’ sway over the criminal process. Brett holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Economics, Mathematics, and English literature from Arizona State University.