David Bjerk, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise
Economic Justice and Fairness, Law and Economics, Public Finance
Selected Research and Publications
"Thieves, Thugs, and Neighborhood Poverty," Journal of Urban Economics 68: 231-246 (2010).
“Glass Ceilings or Sticky Floors? Statistical Discrimination in a Dynamic Model of Promotion and Hiring,” The Economic Journal 118(July): 961-982 (2008).
“Guilt Shall Not Escape or Innocence Suffer: The Limits of Plea Bargaining When Defendant Guilt is Uncertain,” American Law and Economics Review 92(2): 305-329 (2007).
“Assortative Marriage and the Effects of Government Homecare Subsidy Programs on Gender Wage and Participation Inequality,” (joint with Seungjin Han) Journal of Public Economics 91(5-6): 1135-1150 (2007).
“The Differing Nature of Black-White Wage Inequality Across Occupational Sectors.” Journal of Human Resources 42(2): 398-434 (2007).
“How Much Can We Trust Causal Interpretations of Fixed Effects Estimators in the Context of Criminality?” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 25(4): 391-417 (2009).
“Racial Profiling, Statistical Discrimination, and the Effect of a Colorblind Policy on the Crime Rate,” Journal of Public Economic Theory 9(3): 543-567 (2007).
"Beauty vs. Earnings: Gender Differences in Human Capital, Earnings, and Priorities Over Spousal Characteristics in a Matching Model," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 69: 248-259 (2009).
“On the Role of Plea Bargaining and the Distribution of Sentences in the Absence of Judicial System Frictions.” International Review of Law and Economics 28(1): 1-7 (2008).
“Measuring the Relationship Between Youth Criminal Participation and Household Economic Resources,” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 23(1): 23-39 (2007).
“Making the Crime Fit the Penalty: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion Under Mandatory Minimum Sentencing.” Journal of Law and Economics 48(2): 591-627 (2005).
"Re-examining the long-term consequences of dropping out on criminal and labor market outcomes," Economics of Education Review 31(1):110-122.
David Bjerk, Ph.D.
Russell S. Bock Chair of Public Economics and TaxationEducation: B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-MadisonDepartment: Robert Day School of Economics and FinanceEmail: email@example.comPhone: (909) 607-4471Address: Bauer Center 313Website: Curriculum Vitae: cv1.pdf
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