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Max Kapustin studies interventions to improve the life outcomes of disadvantaged youth and adults in U.S. cities, particularly ways to reduce their exposure to violence. Using large-scale experiments and other causal inference methods, his recent work estimates the effects of efforts such as cognitive behavioral interventions and employment for men at high risk of gun violence, mentorship for youth disengaged from school, and data-driven management changes within police departments. Earlier work of his examined the effect of housing vouchers on children’s behavior and long-term life outcomes.
His research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health as well as Arnold Ventures.
Professor Kapustin received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Cornell, he was a Senior Research Director at the University of Chicago Crime and Education Labs.