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Magnus Lofstrom
Policy Director and Senior Fellow
Criminal justice, public safety
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Magnus Lofstrom is policy director of criminal justice and a senior fellow at PPIC, and a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Focusing on crime rates and recidivism, his recent work examines criminal justice reforms in California. His research also spans issues in immigration, education, and entrepreneurship. His research has been published in numerous academic books and journals, including Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Human Resources, Demography, Criminology & Public Policy, and Journal of Population Economics. 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.

curriculum vitae

Proposition 47’s Impact on Racial Disparity in Criminal Justice Outcomes
Felony Arrests in California
California’s Future
California’s Future: Criminal Justice
Racial Disparities in California Arrests
Key Factors in Arrest Trends and Differences in California’s Counties
Arrests in California’s Counties
Arrests in California
New Insights into California Arrests: Trends, Disparities, and County Differences
California’s County Jails
Crime Trends in California
Law Enforcement Staffing in California
The Impact of Proposition 47 on Crime and Recidivism
California’s Historic Corrections Reforms
Public Safety Realignment: Impacts So Far
Realignment, Incarceration, and Crime Trends in California
Is Public Safety Realignment Reducing Recidivism in California?
Key Factors in California’s Jail Construction Needs
Public Safety Realignment and Crime Rates in California
Impact of Realignment on County Jail Populations
Capacity Challenges in California’s Jails
Evaluating the Effects of California’s Corrections Realignment on Public Safety
Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act
Immigrant Legalization: Assessing the Labor Market Effects
Entrepreneurship among California’s Low-Skilled Workers
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