Ashley Muchow

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice

University of Illinois at Chicago


Ashley Muchow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Co-Director of the Applied Policy Research Lab at UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.

Using predominately quasi-experimental methods, her research examines the causes and consequences of social inequality and the role of policy in alleviating or aggravating these disparities. Her research follows three interrelated lines of inquiry.

Her work has been published in economics (e.g., Journal of Urban Economics), demography (e.g., Demographic Research), health (e.g., Rand Health Quarterly), and criminology journals (e.g., Crime & Delinquency).


  • Cr(immigration)
  • Neighborhood effects
  • Social stratification
  • Health and education equity
  • Applied econometrics


  • PhD in Policy Analysis, 2019

    Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • BA in Economics and BA in Finance, 2009

    Loyola University Chicago