Jens Ludwig is the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and Co-Director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab. He is an economist who works on urban policy challenges related to crime, education, poverty, housing and health. In addition to his positions at University of Chicago, Ludwig is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); co-director of the NBER's working group on the economics of crime; and nonresident senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.