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Felipe Goncalves
Assistant Professor of Economics at UCLA

areas of expertise
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Policing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • PhD, in Economics, Princeton University
  • BA, Economics-Mathematics, magna cum laude, Columbia University

Felipe Goncalves is an Assistant Professor of Economics at UCLA. His research applies tools from labor and public economics to understand issues in policing and crime. In particular, his research topics include developing methods to detect discrimination, identifying the factors that affect police misconduct and use of force, and studying the impact of various police actions on criminal behavior. As an affiliate of the California Policy Lab, Felipe is working with the LAPD on several projects aimed at measuring and improving police-community trust. He is also a research adviser to the New York Board of Corrections, assisting in their oversight of the New York Department of Corrections’ usage of segregated housing. Prior to joining UCLA, Felipe was a post-doctoral fellow at the Crime Lab New York.

Felipe’s research has been funded by the Richard A. Lester Fellowship and the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars. He received a BA in economics-mathematics from Columbia University and a PhD in economics from Princeton University.

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