Geoffrey Schnorr


Bio

Job Market Paper

Publications

Working Papers

Selected Pre-PhD Publications

Policy Work

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Bio

I’m an Assistant Professor of Economics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of California, Davis in September 2021.

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, the Bilinski Educational Foundation, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Curriculum Vitae (Updated May 2024)

Fields: Public, Labor, Health

Email: geoffrey.schnorr@westpoint.edu, gcschnorr@gmail.com

Twitter: @GeoffSchnorr


Job Market Paper

Efficiency Costs of Unemployment Insurance Denial: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Examiners

(with Jonathan Cohen)

Early Career Research Award, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

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Publications

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

(with Lester Lusher and Rebecca Taylor)

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2022

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Estimating the Disparate Cumulative Impact of the Pandemic in Administrative Unemployment Insurance Data

(with Alex Bell, T.J. Hedin, Peter Mannino, Roozbeh Moghadam, Carl Romer, and Till von Wachter)

American Economic Association Papers & Proceedings, 2022

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Disparities in Access to Unemployment Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from U.S. and California Claims Data

(with Alex Bell, T.J. Hedin, Peter Mannino, Roozbeh Moghadam, and Till von Wachter)

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2023

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Unemployment Insurance Benefit Generosity and Labor Supply from 2002-2020: Evidence from California UI Records

(with Alex Bell, T.J. Hedin, and Till von Wachter)

Conditionally accepted, Journal of Labor Economics

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

(with Eunju Lee)

Conditionally accepted, American Journal of Health Economics

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Working Papers

Keep Me In, Coach: The Short- and Long-Term Effects of Targeted Academic Coaching

(with Serena Canaan, Stefanie Fischer, and Pierre Mouganie)

Revise & Resubmit, Journal of Political Economy: Microeconomics

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Claim Timing and Unemployment Insurance Benefit Generosity

Postdoctoral Grant, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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Explaining the Rise in Unemployment Insurance Take-Up Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(with Till von Wachter)

Draft coming soon

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Selected Pre-PhD Publications

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


Policy Work

California Unemployment Insurance Claims During the COVID-19 Pandemic (with Alex Bell, T.J. Hedin, Roozbeh Moghadam, and Till von Wachter) California Policy Lab Policy Brief, 2020-2022 (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.