Marit Rehavi’s research explores incentives and decision-making in medicine, politics and law.
Her current research focuses on the effects of career concerns and political considerations on prosecutors’ and judges’ decisions. She has also measured the effect of socio-economic status on defendants’ treatment in the legal system and the effects of sentencing policy on socio-economic disparities. Her other research interests include quantifying the effects of politician and expert identity on the exercise of discretion in government policy.
- Early Career Scholar, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, 2011
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship, 2008
- George Break Prize in Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Rehavi, M., and S.B. Starr. “Racial Disparity in Federal Criminal Sentences.” J. Polit. Econ. 122, no. 6 (December 2014).
Starr, S.B., and M. M. Rehavi. “Mandatory sentencing and racial disparity: Assessing the role of prosecutors and the effects of Booker.” Yale LJ 123 (2013): 2–80.
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