Michael Stoll

AREAS OF INTEREST

Economics
Labor and Employment
Politics
Poverty
Race and Ethnicity

SELECTED BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

Do Prisons Make Us Safer? The Benefits and Costs of the Prison Boom
2009. Do Prisons Make Us Safer? The Benefits and Costs of the Prison Boom, (edited with Steven Raphael), New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation
Barriers to Reentry? The Labor Market for Released Prisoners in Post-Industrial America
2007. Barriers to Reentry? The Labor Market for Released Prisoners in Post-Industrial America, (edited with David Weiman and Shawn Bushway), New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation. (Selected as a Noteworthy Book in Industrial Relations by Princeton University’s Industrial Relations Section.)
The Effect of Criminal Background Checks on Hiring Ex-Offenders
2008. “The Effect of Criminal Background Checks on Hiring Ex-Offenders,” (with Shawn Bushway), Criminology and Public Policy, 7(3): 371-404.
Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty
Public Policy
Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Michael A. Stoll is Professor in the School of Public Affairs, and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Urban Planning and a BS in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. His main research interests include the study of urban poverty and inequality (specifically the interplay of labor markets, race/ethnicity, geography and policy), and crime and prisons.

Dr. Stoll’s published work includes an examination of the labor market difficulties of less-skilled workers, in particular the role that racial residential segregation, job location patterns, job skill demands, employer discrimination, job competition, transportation job information and criminal records play in limiting employment opportunities. Much of this work has been featured in a variety of media outlets including NPR, PBS, ABC Chicago Talk Radio, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times, among other outlets.

Currently, Dr. Stoll is working on major research projects that examine the labor market consequences of mass incarceration, the benefits and costs of the prison boom, the reasons for the prison boom in the U.S., the social and economic consequences of urban sprawl, and the sources and consequences of differences in auto insurance premiums and traffic patterns within metropolitan areas.

Michael Stoll

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Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty
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Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Michael A. Stoll is Professor in the School of Public Affairs, and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Urban Planning and a BS in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. His main research interests include the study of urban poverty and inequality (specifically the interplay of labor markets, race/ethnicity, geography and policy), and crime and prisons.

Dr. Stoll’s published work includes an examination of the labor market difficulties of less-skilled workers, in particular the role that racial residential segregation, job location patterns, job skill demands, employer discrimination, job competition, transportation job information and criminal records play in limiting employment opportunities. Much of this work has been featured in a variety of media outlets including NPR, PBS, ABC Chicago Talk Radio, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times, among other outlets.

Currently, Dr. Stoll is working on major research projects that examine the labor market consequences of mass incarceration, the benefits and costs of the prison boom, the reasons for the prison boom in the U.S., the social and economic consequences of urban sprawl, and the sources and consequences of differences in auto insurance premiums and traffic patterns within metropolitan areas.

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