Geoffrey Schnorr

PhD Candidate, UC Davis


Bio

Publications

Working Papers

Work in Progress

Selected Pre-PhD Publications

Policy Work

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Bio

I’m a PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Davis. I also work as a Research Data Specialist at the State of California’s Employment Development Department. Starting in October I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow with the California Policy Lab at UCLA.

My primary research interests are related to the design of social insurance and safety net programs. I am also interested in the economics of health behaviors. My recent work on the US Unemployment Insurance program has been funded by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and the Bilinski Educational Foundation.

Curriculum Vitae (Updated August 2021)

Fields: Public, Labor, Health

Email: gcschnorr@ucdavis.edu

Twitter: @GeoffSchnorr


Publications

Unemployment Insurance as a Worker Indiscipline Device? Evidence From Scanner Data

(with Lester Lusher and Rebecca Taylor)

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Forthcoming

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Working Papers

Claim Timing and Unemployment Insurance Benefit Generosity

Draft coming soon

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Am I my Brother's Barkeeper? Sibling Spillovers in Alcohol Consumption at the Minimum Legal Drinking Age

(with Eunju Lee)

Under review

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Work in Progress

Unemployment Insurance and Labor Supply During the Coronavirus Crisis

(with Alex Bell and Till von Wachter)

The Effect of Pandemic Added Benefits on Unemployment Insurance Take-up

(with Alex Bell and Till von Wachter)


Selected Pre-PhD Publications

Association of hospital costs with complications following total gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma
(with Luke V. Selby and Renee Gennarelli)
JAMA Surgery, 2017

Overspending driven by oversized single dose vials of cancer drugs
(with Peter Bach, Rena Conti, Raymond Muller, and Leonard Saltz)
British Medical Journal, 2016

Comparing open radical cystectomy and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy: a randomized clinical trial
(with Bernard Bochner, et. al.)
European Urology, 2015


Policy Work

California Unemployment Insurance Claims During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(with Alex Bell, Thomas J. Hedin, and Till von Wachter)
California Policy Lab Policy Brief, 2020 (updated frequently)
I am part of a team of researchers at the California Policy Lab working with the State of California’s Employment Development Department to analyze nearly real-time administrative Unemployment Insurance claims data during the Coronavirus crisis. Our findings have been released in a series of Policy Briefs, which you can find at the link above. This work has received media coverage from The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, among others.

Employment and Earnings Among LA County Residents Experiencing Homelessness
(with Nefara Riesch and Till von Wachter)
California Policy Lab Policy Brief, February 2020

Website: Thanks to Gautam Rao and Xinyue Lin for making their code publicly available.