Magnus Lofstrom is a policy director and senior research fellow at PPIC, as well as on faculty in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. 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. His research focuses on the economics of crime, public safety, policy evaluations, immigration, entrepreneurship, and education, has been funded by the Russell Sage, Arnold Ventures, 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 Economic Perspectives, Journal of Human Resources, Criminology & Public Policy, Demography, Journal of Population Economics, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics and Journal of Regional Science. He serves on the editorial board of Industrial Relations and was a member of then–California State Controller John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors. Prior to joining PPIC, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego


IZA Publications

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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4560
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2011, 9 (1), 25-44
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4539
published in: Small Business Economics, 2013, 40 (4), 933-952
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3997
published in: Small Business Economics, 2009, 33 (4), 427-439
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3297
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29 (5), 813–825
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3265
published in: Williams Review, 2007, 2, 91-121
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3156
published in: Small Business Economics, 2013, 40 (1), 73-86