Assistant Professor

About Sam Norris

Sam Norris studies the justice system. His focuses on how the justice system makes decisions – for example, how to measure judicial quality, and how judges improve with experience – and the effects of incarceration and other punishments on defendants, their families and communities. 

He holds a BA from Simon Fraser University, an MA from the University of Toronto, and a PhD from Northwestern University, all in economics. He worked at Harvard Kennedy School in 2012-2013 before starting his PhD. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Justice and the National Science Foundation.