Magnus Lofstrom is a senior research research fellow at PPIC. He also holds appointments as research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany; research associate at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego; and is a member of the California State Controller’s Council of Economic Advisors as well as the Editorial Board of Industrial Relations. His research focuses on immigration, entrepreneurship, public safety, and education, has been funded by the Russell Sage, Kauffman and Smith Richardson Foundations. In addition to numerous edited volumes, his work has been published in journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Demography, Journal of Population Economics, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics and Journal of Regional Science.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9812
published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2016, 30 (2), 103 - 126
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9420
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2015, 81 (4), 960–979
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7838
published in: The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2016, 664 (1), 196-220
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7669
published in: Barry Chiswick and Paul Miller (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of International Immigration, 1B, Elsevier, 2015
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6598
published in: David Card and Steven Raphael (eds.) Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality, Russell Sage
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6103
published as 'Why Are Some People More Likely to Become Small-Businesses Owners than Others: Entrepreneurship Entry and Industry-specific Barriers' in: Journal of Business Venturing, 2014, 29(2), 232–251
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5682
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 96(2), 258-269
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4972
revised version published as 'Wage and Mobility Effects of Legalization: Evidence from the New Immigrant Survey' in: Journal of Regional Science, 2013, 53 (1), 171–197