Steven Raphael is Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the economics of low-wage labor markets, housing, and the economics of crime and corrections. His most recent research focuses on the social consequences of the large increases in U.S. incarceration rates. Raphael also works on immigration policy, research questions pertaining to various aspects of racial inequality, the economics of labor unions, social insurance policies, homelessness, and low-income housing. Raphael is the author (with Michael Stoll) of Why Are so Many Americans in Prison?(published by the Russell Sage Foundation Press) and The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record (published by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research). He is also editor in chief ofIndustrial Relations and a research fellow at the University of Michigan National Poverty Center, the University of Chicago Crime Lab, IZA, Bonn Germany, and the Pubic Policy Institute of California. Raphael holds a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley.
February 24, 2021:
Panel Recommends Broad Measures to Thwart Covid in Criminal Justice System (Courthouse News System)
July 28, 2020:
UC Berkeley study suggests San Francisco police policy reduces crime (The Daily Californian)
December 5, 2018: San Francisco auto break-ins: UC study finds police foot patrols helped decrease larceny crimes (San Francisco Chronicle)
December 5, 2018: UC Berkeley study: To cut crime, put city police on foot patrol (Berkeley News)
July 14, 2016: Study reports racial disparities regarding police use of force (The Daily Californian)