Peer-Reviewed Articles

Torrats-Espinosa, Gerard.  2020. “Crime and Inequality in Academic Achievement Across School Districts in the United States.” Demography 57: 123–145
⊕ Replication files: Some data require special access and can’t be shared publicly.  

Ellen, Ingrid G. and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. 2020. “Do Vouchers Protect Low-Income Households from Rising Rents?Eastern Economic Journal 46: 260–281

Ellen, Ingrid G., Michael Suher, and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. 2019. “Neighbors and Networks: The Role of Social Interactions on the Residential Choices of Housing Choice Voucher Holders.” Journal of Housing Economics 43: 56-71

Ellen, Ingrid G. and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. 2019. “Gentrification and Fair Housing: Does Gentrification Further Integration?Housing Policy Debate 29(5): 835-851

Balcells, Laia and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. 2018. “Using a Natural Experiment to Estimate the Electoral Consequences of Terrorist Attacks.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 
   ⊕ Press coverage: Washington Post, The Print
   ⊕ Replication files: Harvard Dataverse

Heissel, Jennifer A., Patrick Sharkey, Gerard Torrats-Espinosa, Kathryn Grant, and Emma K. Adam. 2018. “Violence and Vigilance: The Acute Effects of Community Violent Crime on Sleep and Cortisol.” Child Development: 89(4): 323-331

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
   ⊕ Press coverage: NYTimes, Minnesota PostBloomberg, Curbed
   ⊕ Replication files: Harvard Dataverse

Sharkey, Patrick and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. 2017. “The Effect of Violent Crime on Economic Mobility.” Journal of Urban Economics 102: 22-33
   ⊕ Press coverage: Washington Post, CityLab

Book Chapters

Ellen, Ingrid G., Brian J. McCabe, and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. 2020. “How Can Historic Preservation Be More Inclusive?” in Preservation and Social Inclusion. Columbia University Press.

Weiss, Christopher, Emma Garcia, and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. 2015. “A Comparative Analysis of the Relationship between Learning Environments and Educational Performance in Japan and the United States” Pp. 211-240 in Japan Viewed from Interdisciplinary Perspectives edited by Yoneyuki Sugita. Lexington Books.

Work in Progress

Torrats-Espinosa, Gerard. “Business Improvement Districts and Crime: Evidence from Chicago”

Torrats-Espinosa, Gerard and Patrick Sharkey. “The Fall of Violence and the Reconfiguration of Urban Neighborhoods.”

De Filippo, Alexandra, Michael Kaemingk, Katherine Rodrigues, and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa. “Reducing Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment. Experimental Evidence from a Tanzanian Refugee Camp.”