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I am a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of California-Irvine. I work in the fields of crime and public economics, with a particular focus on gendered criminal justice and racial bias in policing. Currently, I am studying the consequences of nuisance property ordinances on crime reporting and domestic violence, the racial bias in policing and prosecuting drug offenses and sex work, and how specialization in domestic violence court impacts decision making and re-victimization. Before coming to UC Irvine, I received my M.A. from Cal State LA in 2015 and graduated from the University of Tehran (Iran) in 2011 with a B.A in Economics.

I am available for interviews during the 2021-2022 APPAM, EJME, and ASSA meetings.

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Email:  agolesta@uci.edu 
Twitter: @AriaGoles