Paul Heaton

Senior Fellow; Academic Director, Quattrone Center for the Fail Administration of Justice; University of Pennsylvania Law School
Wharton faculty

Paul Heaton is a Senior Fellow and Academic Director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice. Much of his research aims to apply methodological insights from economics to inform issues in legal and criminal justice policy. An expert on legal and regulatory program and policy evaluation, Dr. Heaton’s criminal justice work spans a wide range of areas, including measurement of impacts of criminal justice interventions; applications of cost-benefit analysis to CJ programs; and evaluations of the CJ implications of public policies related to controlled substances. His work on policing, courts, and drug offending has been widely cited by policymakers and the media. He has also published numerous empirical studies of tort law and insurance regulation. Dr. Heaton’s work is strongly cross-disciplinary, and he has co-authored papers with legal scholars, psychologists, statisticians, physicians, criminologists, and sociologists. His research has been published in leading scholarly journals such as the Yale Law Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Law and Economics, American Journal of Public Health. Prior to joining Penn Law, Heaton served as the Director of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.


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Knowledge@Wharton: September 7, 2018 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: September 7, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Priscilla Ocen (Professor of Law, Loyola Law School), Maynard Webb (Author), Paul Heaton (Senior Fellow; Academic Director, Quattrone Center for the Fail Administration of Justice; University of Pennsylvania Law School), Lawrence White (Robert Kavesh Professorship in Economics, NYU Stern School of Business), James Hines Jr. (L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law, Co-Director, Law and Economics Program, Michigan Law; Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor of Economics, Dept of Economics; Research Director, Office of Tax Policy Research, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan), Judith Younger (Professor of Law, University of Minnesota), and Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity) on the Friday, September 7, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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