Entrepreneurship, Employment and Careers for Individuals with a Criminal Record

Season 3, Episode 8

In Episode 8 of the CitySCOPE podcast Kate Cooney, faculty at the Yale School of Management, speaks with Kylie Jiwon Hwang, Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Graduate School of Business.  Kylie’s research lies at the intersection of entrepreneurship, discrimination and labor markets.  Our conversation focuses on her dissertation research examining entrepreneurship and employment for formerly incarcerated people.  Topics include: the current statistics on incarceration and recidivism in the United States, barriers to employment in the labor market for individuals with a criminal record, entrepreneurship as a response to labor market discrimination, employers’ views of candidates with entrepreneurial experience, and the role of employment and entrepreneurship in reducing recidivism.  Join us!


1. Kylie Jiwon Hwang’s research profile here

2. More information on “Ban the Box” policies from National Conference of State Legislatures here

3. Center for Employment Opportunities research results  here (More Than a Job, MDRC 2012 is the study mentioned in the podcast).