Peter Hagemeyer

Research assistant

Peter Hagemeyer is studying economics, history and Africana studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The East Tennessee native is also a coffee enthusiast and multi-instrumentalist.


Ladder leaning against white wall.

Opportunity barriers for Chattanooga youth

Barriers to economic mobility are most acute in the South, where segregation, income inequality, local school quality, and family structure strongly correlate with geographical differences in upward mobility.

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Criminal justice

Violence reduction playbook

Finding the right policy is the first step to curbing crime. We break down several popular options.

Hamilton County Chattanooga Courts Building
Criminal justice

A survey of civil gang injunctions

Since 1980, civil gang injunctions have been used to combat gang violence. Studies show that they result in varied outcomes.