Ph.D. Candidate in Economics
University of California, Davis
Geoffrey Schnorr is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of California, Davis. His primary research areas are empirical public finance and labor economics, where he studies safety net and social insurance programs. His work aims to understand the complex effects of social program design on recipient behavior, improve the implementation of these programs, and help program recipients avoid or escape poverty. Schnorr also studies topics in health economics, with a focus on health behaviors. He is currently a graduate student assistant at California’s Employment Development Department and the California Policy Lab, where he works on a variety of topics related to the state’s Unemployment Insurance program. He earned his M.A. in economics from Hunter College, City University of New York, and his B.S. in healthcare management and policy at Georgetown University.