Steve Mello


Assistant Professor
Dartmouth College
mello [AT] dartmouth [DOT] edu
Research | Courses | CV

I am an assistant professor of economics at Dartmouth College. My research interests are in public and labor economics.

Working Papers

Should the punishment fit the crime? Discretion and deterrence in law enforcement
with Felipe Goncalves

Fines and financial wellbeing
Previous Versions: 2021 | 2019

Published Papers

A few bad apples? Racial bias in policing
with Felipe Goncalves
American Economic Review 111(5): 1406-41, May 2021.
Pre-publication version | Replication Package

More COPS, less crime
Journal of Public Economics 172: 174-200, April 2019.
Pre-publication version | Replication Package

Work in Progress

Socioeconomic consequences of driver license suspensions

Police training and racial bias
with Matthew Ross and Stephen Ross