Magnus Lofstrom

Public Policy Institute of California

500 Washington Street

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San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Immigration Policy, Assimilation of Immigrants and Natives' Sentiments Towards Immigrants: Evidence from 12 Oecd-Countries

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Nov 2000
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Thomas K. Bauer and Magnus Lofstrom
Global Labor Organization (GLO), Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) and Public Policy Institute of California
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Assimilation of migrants, European migration policies, sentiments towards migrants

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Why are Hispanic and African-American Dropout Rates so High?

IZA Working Paper No. 3265
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 May 2008
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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dropout rate, educational attainment

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Immigration and Entrepreneurship

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5298
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 24 Apr 2015
Robert W. Fairlie and Magnus Lofstrom
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, innovation, immigrants, immigration

Immigration and Entrepreneurship

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7669
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Robert W. Fairlie and Magnus Lofstrom
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, innovation, immigrants, immigration

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H-1bs: How Do They Stack Up to US Born Workers?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6259
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Jan 2012
Magnus Lofstrom and Joseph J. Hayes
Public Policy Institute of California and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 455 (89,859)
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temporary workers, H-1B, immigration, high-skill, STEM

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Self-Employment and Earnings Among High-Skilled Immigrants in the United States

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Nov 2000
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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Immigrant Assimilation and Welfare Participation: Do Immigrants Assimilate into or Out of Welfare?

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 Feb 2000
Jorgen Hansen and Magnus Lofstrom
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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Labor Market Assimilation and the Self-Employment Decision of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Feb 2000
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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The Dynamics of Immigrant Welfare and Labor Market Behavior

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Sep 2001
Jorgen Hansen and Magnus Lofstrom
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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Welfare, Labor Market Behavior, Transition, Immigration, State Dependence

The Dynamics of Immigrant Welfare and Labor Market Behavior

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Nov 2001
Jorgen Hansen and Magnus Lofstrom
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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Immigration, labor market behavior, state dependence, transition, welfare

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Hispanic Self-Employment: A Dynamic Analysis of Business Ownership

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2101
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 May 2006
Magnus Lofstrom and Chunbei Wang
Public Policy Institute of California and University of Texas at Dallas
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, Hispanic

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Earnings inequality, signaling, human capital model, schooling premium, returns to education

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State Dependence in Canadian Welfare Participation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2266
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Jorgen Hansen, Magnus Lofstrom and Xuelin Zhang
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics, Public Policy Institute of California and Government of Canada - Business & Labour Market Analysis Division
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welfare, state dependence, unobserved heterogeneity, initial conditions

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Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act Reduce the State's Unauthorized Immigrant Population?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5682
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 May 2011
Sarah Bohn, Magnus Lofstrom and Steven P. Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California, Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley
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illegal, unauthorized, undocumented, immigration, Hispanic, Arizona

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African Americans' Pursuit of Self-Employment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3156
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Magnus Lofstrom and Timothy Bates
Public Policy Institute of California and Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, entry barriers, African American

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Immigrant-Native Differences in Welfare Participation: The Role of Entry and Exit Rates

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2261
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Magnus Lofstrom and Jorgen Hansen
Public Policy Institute of California and Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics
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welfare, immigration, labor market behavior, transition, state dependence

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Labor Market Conditions and Post-Reform Declines in Welfare Receipt Among Immigrants

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Sep 2001
Magnus Lofstrom and Frank D. Bean
Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Irvine
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Immigrant Welfare, Welfare Reform, Labor Market Conditions

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Why Are Some People More Likely to Become Small-Businesses Owners than Others: Entrepreneurship Entry and Industry-Specific Barriers

Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2014
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2020
Magnus Lofstrom, Timothy Bates and Simon C. Parker
Public Policy Institute of California, Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs and University of Western Ontario
Downloads 99 (365,326)
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entrepreneurship entry, entry barriers

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Employment Effects of State Legislation Against the Hiring of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6598
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Jun 2012
Sarah Bohn and Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California and Public Policy Institute of California
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illegal, unauthorized, undocumented, immigration, Hispanic, Arizona

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Mexican-Hispanic Self-Employment Entry: The Role of Business Start-Up Constraints

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2422
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Nov 2006
Magnus Lofstrom and Chunbei Wang
Public Policy Institute of California and University of Texas at Dallas
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, Hispanic

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Does Self-Employment Increase the Economic Well-Being of Low-Skilled Workers?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4539
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, low-skill, women, immigrants

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Why Have Lending Programs Targeting Disadvantaged Small-Business Borrowers Achieved so Little Success in the United States?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5212
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
Timothy Bates, Magnus Lofstrom and Lisa Servon
Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs, Public Policy Institute of California and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, micro-lending

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Measuring the Returns to the Ged: Using an Exogenous Change in Ged Passing Standards as a Natural Experiment

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Sep 2004
Magnus Lofstrom and John H. Tyler
Public Policy Institute of California and Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy
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GED, returns to education, natural experiment

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Low-Skilled Immigrant Entrepreneurship

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4560
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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immigrants, low-skill, earnings, self-employment, entrepreneurship

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Latina Entrepreneurship

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3997
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Magnus Lofstrom and Timothy Bates
Public Policy Institute of California and Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs
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minority, female, entrepreneurship, self-employment, Hispanic, Latina

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Incarceration and Crime: Evidence from California's Public Safety Realignment Reform

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7838
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Dec 2013
Magnus Lofstrom and Steven P. Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley
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crime, incapacitation, incarceration, prison, realignment, reform

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Crime, the Criminal Justice System, and Socioeconomic Inequality

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9812
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Mar 2016
Magnus Lofstrom and Steven P. Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley
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crime, criminal victimization, inequality, incarceration, prison

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The Educational Attainment of Immigrants: Trends and Implications

NBER Working Paper No. w6757
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 16 Mar 1999 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2021
Julian R. Betts and Magnus Lofstrom
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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Transitions to Entrepreneurship and Industry-Specific Barriers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6103
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Nov 2011
Magnus Lofstrom, Timothy Bates and Simon C. Parker
Public Policy Institute of California, Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs and University of Western Ontario
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, capital constraints, transitions, entry barriers, business start-ups

Is the Ged an Effective Route to Postsecondary Education for School Dropouts?

NBER Working Paper No. w13816
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2022
John H. Tyler and Magnus Lofstrom
Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy and Public Policy Institute of California
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Is the GED an Effective Route to Postsecondary Education for School Dropouts?

IZA Working Paper No. 3297
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 May 2008
John H. Tyler and Magnus Lofstrom
Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy and Public Policy Institute of California
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GED, dropouts, post-secondary education

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Modeling the Signaling Value of the GED With an Application to an Exogenous Passing Standard Increase in Texas

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2953
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Aug 2007
Magnus Lofstrom and John H. Tyler
Public Policy Institute of California and Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy
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GED, signaling, returns to education, natural experiment

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Do E-Verify Mandates Improve Labor Market Outcomes of Low-Skilled Native and Legal Immigrant Workers?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9420
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Sarah Bohn, Magnus Lofstrom and Steven P. Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California, Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley
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illegal, unauthorized, undocumented, immigration, E-Verify, Arizona

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Did Employer Sanctions Lose Their Bite? Labor Market Effects of Immigrant Legalization

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4972
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Magnus Lofstrom, Laura E. Hill and Joseph J. Hayes
Public Policy Institute of California, Public Policy Institute of California and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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unauthorized, illegal, undocumented, immigration, legalization, amnesty

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Hispanic Economic Outlook, Fall 2011

Hispanic Economic Outlook, Fall 2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Oct 2012
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, University of North Florida, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Texas Tech University - Department of Economics, Public Policy Institute of California, Public Policy Institute of California, University of California, Berkeley and University of Texas - Pan American - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics & Finance
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Poverty, hispanic economic issues, hispanic employment, immigration, health habits among migrants