Justin Holz is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago. He earned his Ph.D. from the Harris School for Public Policy at the University of Chicago. I am primarily interested in social influences in public economics, labor economics, and crime.
My research explores peer effects in a police officer’s decision to use force, the impact of social and punitive deterrence messages on tax compliance, how racial discrimination affects the consequences of minimum wage policies, and repugnance towards price-gouging.
Before attending the Harris School, I was the Associate Director of the Chicago Experiments Initiative at the University of Chicago. I am also an affiliated researcher at the Joint Initiative for Latin American Experimental Economics.