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.
"Crime, the Criminal Justice System, and Socioeconomic Inequality” (with Steven Raphael), forthcoming, Journal of Economic Perspectives.
"Prison Downsizing and Public Safety: Evidence from California” (with Steven Raphael), forthcoming, Criminology & Public Policy.
"Incarceration and Crime: Evidence from California’s Public Safety Realignment Reform” (with Steven Raphael), Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2016; 664:1, pp. 196-220.