Magnus Lofstrom is a senior fellow at PPIC. His areas of expertise include public safety, immigration, entrepreneurship, and education. His recent work examines crime trends in California, public safety realignment and recidivism, and California’s jail capacity and construction needs. He also holds appointments as research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany, community scholar at the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University, and research associate at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He serves on the editorial board of Industrial Relations
and was a member of California State Controller John Chiang’s Council of Economic Advisors. Prior to joining PPIC, he was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego.
"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.