Mike Mueller-Smith is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan and a NICHD Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Population Studies Center.  His research examines topics related to the economics of crime, discrimination, and public assistance programs, most notably the wide-ranging effects of incarceration and the lives of sexual minorities. He is currently working on studying the household spillovers of the criminal justice system, felony disenfranchisement and safety net bans resulting from felony drug convictions. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2015 and will transition to being an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan in 2017.

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