David J. Bjerk
Research Fellow

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Bjerk David Bjerk is the Russell Bock Associate Professor of Public Economics at Claremont McKenna College. He earned his BA from Carleton College and his PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his appointment at Claremont McKenna, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at McMaster University in Ontario Canada and a Research Fellow in Population Studies at the RAND Corporation. Professor Bjerk’s research focuses on discrimination and inequality in labor markets, and crime and the criminal justice system.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2009.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10631  David J. Bjerk
Eric Helland
Using a Ratio Test to Estimate Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates
10544  David J. Bjerk
Mandatory Minimums and the Sentencing of Federal Drug Crimes
(forthcoming in: the Journal of Legal Studies)
10259  David J. Bjerk
In Front of and Behind the Veil of Ignorance: An Analysis of Motivations for Redistribution
(published in: Social Choice and Welfare 47(4): 791-824.)
10237  David J. Bjerk
Mandatory Minimum Policy Reform and the Sentencing of Crack Cocaine Defendants: An Analysis of the Fair Sentencing Act
(Forthcoming in: Journal of Empirical Legal Studies)
8224  David J. Bjerk
Caleb Mason
The Market for Mules: Risk and Compensation of Cross-Border Drug Couriers
(published in: International Review of Law and Economics, 2014, 39, 58-72.)
5995  David J. Bjerk
Re-examining the Impact of Dropping Out on Criminal and Labor Outcomes in Early Adulthood
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2012, 31 (1), 110-122)
4470  David J. Bjerk
Thieves, Thugs, and Neighborhood Poverty
(published in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2010, 68 (3), 231 - 246)
4387  David J. Bjerk
How Much Can We Trust Causal Interpretations of Fixed-Effects Estimators in the Context of Criminality?
(published in: Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 2009, 25 (4), 391-417)