Magnus Lofstrom

Senior Fellow
(415) 291-4454
lofstrom@ppic.org
curriculum vitae

Expertise
• Public Safety
   Corrections realignment
• Immigration and immigrants
   Labor market integration
   Self-employment
   Educational attainment
• Entrepreneurship
   Minority self-employment
• Education
   Ethnic differences in high school dropout rates
   General Educational Development (GED) credential

Experience
Assistant Professor, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas (2002-2007). Post-Doctoral Research Fellow/Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine (2000-2002). Research Associate, Institute for the Study of Labor, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (1999-2000). Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Economics and Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego (1995-1999).

Education
Ph.D. (1999) and M.A. (1998), economics, University of California, San Diego.

PPIC Publications
Is Public Safety Realignment Reducing Recidivism in California? (co-authored with Steven Raphael and Ryken Grattet). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

Key Factors in California’s Jail Construction Needs (co-authored with Brandon Martin). Public Policy Institute of California, 2014.

California's County Jails (co-authored with Brandon Martin).  Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2013.

Crime Trends in California (co-authored with Brandon Martin). Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2013.

Impact of Realignment on County Jail Populations (co-authored with Steven Raphael). Public Policy Institute of California, 2013.

Policing in California (co-authored with Brandon Martin).  Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2013.

Public Safety Realignment and Crime Rates in California (co-authored with Steven Raphael). Public Policy Institute of California, 2013.

Capacity Challenges in California's Jails Public Policy Institute of California, 2012.

Evaluating the Effects of California’s Corrections Realignment on Public Safety (co-authored with Joan Petersilia and Steven Raphael). Public Policy Institute of California, 2012.

Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act (co-authored with Sarah Bohn and Steven Raphael). Public Policy Institute of California, 2011.

Entrepreneurship among California’s Low-Skilled Workers Public Policy Institute of California, 2010.

Immigrant Legalization: Assessing the Labor Market Effects (co-authored with Laura E. Hill and Joseph M. Hayes). Public Policy Institute of California, 2010.

Other Selected Publications

"Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act Reduce the State’s Unauthorized Immigrant Population?” (with Sarah Bohn and Steven Raphael), forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.

"Transitions to Entrepreneurship and Industry Entry Barriers” (with Tim Bates and Simon Parker), forthcoming, Journal of Business Venturing.

"Wage and Mobility Effects of Legalization: Evidence from the New Immigrant Survey” (with Laura Hill and Joe Hayes), forthcoming, Journal of Regional Science.