Published and Forthcoming Work
Sharkey, Patrick, Gerard Torrats-Espinosa, and Delaram Takyar. 2017. “Community and the Crime Decline: The Causal Effect of Local Nonprofits on Violent Crime.” American Sociological Review 82(6): 1214–1240 [site]
Coverage: NYTimes, Bloomberg.
Heissel, Jennifer A., Patrick Sharkey, Gerard Torrats-Espinosa, Kathryn Grant, and Emma K. Adam. Forthcoming. “Violence and Vigilance: The Acute Effects of Community Violent Crime on Sleep and Cortisol.” Child Development [site]
Work in Progress (full draft available)
Ellen, Ingrid G., Michael Suher, and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. “Neighbors and Networks: The Role of Social Interactions on the Residential Choices of Housing Choice Voucher Holders.” Revise and resubmit to Journal of Housing Economics.
Balcells, Laia and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. “The Political Consequences of Terrorism. A Quasi-Experimental Approach.” Under review [pdf]
Ellen, Ingrid G. and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. “High-Cost Cities, Gentrification, and Voucher Use.” Under review
Torrats-Espinosa, Gerard and Patrick Sharkey. “The Fall of Violence and the Reconfiguration of Urban Neighborhoods.”
Torrats-Espinosa, Gerard. “Crime and Inequality in Academic Achievement across School Districts in the United States”
Torrats-Espinosa, Gerard. “Business Improvement Districts and Crime: Evidence from Chicago”