David A. Jaeger
Research Fellow

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too w Jaeger David A. Jaeger is Professor of Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center and a Visiting Professor at the University of Cologne. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has held permanent and visiting positions at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hunter College, the College of William and Mary, the University of Cologne, Princeton University, and Bonn University. He has research interests in applied microeconomics in areas as diverse as immigration, education, health, terrorism, and quantitative medieval history. He was the first recipient of the W.E. Upjohn Prize for his dissertation and has been honored with a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 2008 he was a lecturer at the IZA Summer School. In addition to being a Research Fellow at IZA, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (in Labor Studies and Health Economics), a Research Fellow at CESifo, an External Research Fellow at the Center for Research and Analysis of Migration at University College London, and a member of the Ausschuss für Bevölkerungsökonomik of the Verein für Sozialpolitik.

David has been an IZA Research Fellow since September 1998. He is staying at IZA as a Visiting Research Fellow from August 2017 until January 2018.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
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11307  David A. Jaeger
Joakim Ruist
Jan Stuhler
Shift-Share Instruments and the Impact of Immigration
10317  David A. Jaeger
Theodore J. Joyce
Robert Kaestner
Does Reality TV Induce Real Effects? On the Questionable Association Between 16 and Pregnant and Teenage Childbearing
6677  Harriet Duleep
David A. Jaeger
Mark Regets
How Immigration May Affect U.S. Native Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Building Blocks and Preliminary Results
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
David A. Jaeger
Zahra Siddique
Are Drone Strikes Effective in Afghanistan and Pakistan? On the Dynamics of Violence between the United States and the Taliban
4555  Rachel Friedberg
David A. Jaeger
The Economic Diversity of Immigration Across the United States
3961  David A. Jaeger
Juliane Parys
On the Sensitivity of Return to Schooling Estimates to Estimation Methods, Model Specification, and Influential Outliers If Identification Is Weak
3439  David A. Jaeger
Esteban F. Klor
Sami H. Miaari
M. Daniele Paserman
The Struggle for Palestinian Hearts and Minds: Violence and Public Opinion in the Second Intifada
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96 (3-4), 354-368)
3250  Randall K. Q. Akee
David A. Jaeger
Konstantinos Tatsiramos
The Persistence of Self-Employment Across Borders: New Evidence on Legal Immigrants to the United States
(published in: Economics Bulletin, 2013, 33(1), 126-137)
2890  David A. Jaeger
M. Daniele Paserman
The Shape of Things to Come? Assessing the Effectiveness of Suicide Attacks and Targeted Killings
(published in: Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2009, 4(4), 315–342)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
David A. Jaeger
Holger Bonin
Thomas Dohmen
Armin Falk
David B. Huffman
Uwe Sunde
Direct Evidence on Risk Attitudes and Migration
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92(3), 684–689)
2145  David A. Jaeger
Green Cards and the Location Choices of Immigrants in the United States, 1971-2000
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2007, 27, 131-184)
1923  David A. Jaeger
M. Daniele Paserman
Israel, the Palestinian Factions, and the Cycle of Violence
(published in: American Economic Review, 2006, 96 (2), 45-49)
1808  David A. Jaeger
M. Daniele Paserman
The Cycle of Violence? An Empirical Analysis of Fatalities in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
(published in: American Economic Review, 2008, 98 (4), 1591-1604)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
David A. Jaeger
Estimating the Returns to Education Using the Newest Current Population Survey Education Questions
(published in: Economics Letters, 2003, 78 (3), 385-394)
477  Melissa A. Clark
David A. Jaeger
Natives, the Foreign-Born and High School Equivalents: New Evidence on the Returns to the GED
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2006, 19 (4), 769-793)
35  David A. Jaeger
Ann Huff Stevens
Is Job Stability in the United States Falling?
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 1999, 17 (s4), S1-S28;
see IZA Reprints 28/00)