Steve Mello is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the NYU Furman Center. He is an applied microeconomist interested in poverty and inequality, public economics, and criminal justice. His recent research has examined topics such as the financial wellbeing of low-income households and racial bias in policing. Steve received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2019 and his B.A. from Hamilton College in 2011. He will join the economics faculty at Dartmouth College in the fall of 2020.