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Staff Biography

[Photo: Savannah KOCHINKE] Ms Savannah KOCHINKE
Occasional Research Assistant - Community
Email: S.Kochinke@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.11 F  


Savannah Kochinke is a graduate from Georgetown University in International Economics and is a current MSc Economics student at the London School of Economics. She currently assists Dr. Tom Kirchmaier with research projects related to the Economics of Policing and Crime. This last year, she led a team of LSE Undergraduate and Masters students on a working paper studying the economic consequences on crime through the implementation of the Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora in Rio de Janeiro.

Current Areas of Research:

Her primary research interests include the economics of crime and policing, development economics, and crime and violence in Latin America. As an Occasional Research Assistant at the CEP, she has assisted with research on knife crime and gang violence, crime mapping, and offender networks.


  • MSc Economics (Two Year Programme), London School of Economics
  • BS International Economics with a concentration in Finance & Commerce and Certificate in Development Economics, Georgetown University


  • Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University
  • Carol J. Lancaster Award (For display of commitment to improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable), Georgetown University