John J. Donohue

Stanford Law School

Professor

559 Nathan Abbott Way

Stanford, CA 94305-8610

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Citation 90

The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime

Quarterly Journal of Economics
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 12 Aug 1999
John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
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Citation 90

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The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime

NBER Working Paper No. w8004
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 12 Nov 2000
John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
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Citation 90

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The Impact of Right to Carry Laws and the NRC Report: The Latest Lessons for the Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 461
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 31 May 2014 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2014
Abhay Aneja, John J. Donohue III and Alexandria Zhang
Stanford University, Stanford Law School and Johns Hopkins University
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Citation 1

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Crime control, econometric methodology, right-to-carry legislation, model sensitivity

The Impact of Right to Carry Laws and the Nrc Report: The Latest Lessons for the Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w18294
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Abhay Aneja, John J. Donohue III and Alexandria Zhang
Stanford University, Stanford Law School and Johns Hopkins University
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Uses and Abuses of Empirical Evidence in the Death Penalty Debate

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 58, December 2005
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 Dec 2005
John J. Donohue III and Justin Wolfers
Stanford Law School and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Uses and Abuses of Empirical Evidence in the Death Penalty Debate

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1949
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Jan 2006
Justin Wolfers and John J. Donohue III
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Stanford Law School
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Citation 34

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execution, capital punishment, homicide, crime, death penalty

Uses and Abuses of Empirical Evidence in the Death Penalty Debate

NBER Working Paper No. w11982
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2010
John J. Donohue III and Justin Wolfers
Stanford Law School and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Citation 34

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Uses and Abuses of Empirical Evidence in the Death Penalty Debate

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5493
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 May 2006
Justin Wolfers and John J. Donohue III
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and Stanford Law School
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Citation 34
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Capital punishment, crime, death penalty, deterrence, execution, homicide, murder

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Citation 15

Shooting Down the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis

Stanford Law & Econ. Working Paper 247; Stanford Public Law Research Paper 44; Yale Public Law Research Paper 28; Yale Law & Econ. Research Paper 272
Number of pages: 115 Posted: 29 Oct 2002
Ian Ayres and John J. Donohue III
Yale University - Yale Law School and Stanford Law School
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Shooting Down the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis

NBER Working Paper No. w9336
Number of pages: 106 Posted: 29 Nov 2003
Ian Ayres and John J. Donohue III
Yale University - Yale Law School and Stanford Law School
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The Impact of Right-To-Carry Laws and the NRC Report: Lessons for the Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2011
Abhay Aneja, John J. Donohue III and Alexandria Zhang
Stanford University, Stanford Law School and Johns Hopkins University
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Citation 1

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Crime control, econometric methodology, right-to-carry legislation, model sensitivity

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Discrimination in Employment

Stanford Law School, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, Working Paper No. 161
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Oct 1999
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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Discrimination in Employment

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Law and Economics, 1998
Posted: 02 Aug 1998
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School

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Some Thoughts on Law and Economics and the Theory of Second Best

Stanford Law School, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics Working Paper No. 156
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Sep 1999
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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The Final Bullet in the Body of the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 260; Stanford Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 61
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Aug 2003
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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Citation 2

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Right-to-Carry (RTC) laws, crime rate, gun laws

Further Evidence that Legalized Abortion Lowered Crime: A Reply to Joyce

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 251; Stanford Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 56
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Mar 2003
John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
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Further Evidence that Legalized Abortion Lowered Crime: A Reply to Joyce

NBER Working Paper No. w9532
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2010
John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
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Citation 24

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The Impact of Race on Policing, Arrest Patterns, and Crime

Stanford Law School, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, Working Paper No. 168
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 21 Mar 2000
John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
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The Impact of Race on Policing, Arrest Patterns, and Crime

NBER Working Paper No. w6784
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 16 Nov 1998
John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
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Citation 7

The Law and Economics of Antidiscrimination Law

HANDBOOK OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, A. M. Polinsky and Steven Shavell, eds., 2005, Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 101, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 318
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 09 Sep 2005
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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The Law and Economics of Antidiscrimination Law

NBER Working Paper No. w11631
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 29 Sep 2006
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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An Empirical Evaluation of the Connecticut Death Penalty System Since 1973: Are There Unlawful Racial, Gender, and Geographic Disparities?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 11:4, December 2014, Stanford Public Law Working Paper, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 464
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 24 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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An Empirical Evaluation of the Connecticut Death Penalty System Since 1973: Are There Unlawful Racial, Gender, and Geographic Disparities?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 637-696, 2014
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Oct 2014
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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Citation 55

The Costs of Wrongful-Discharge Laws

MIT Dept. of Econ. Working Paper No. 02-41; Stanford Law & Econ. Olin Working Paper No. 243; Stanford Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 49
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Nov 2002
David H. Autor, John J. Donohue III and Stewart J. Schwab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Stanford Law School and Cornell Law School
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Citation 55

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Employment Protection, Wrongful Discharge, Unjust Dismissal, Employment at Will, Labor Law, Instrumental Variables

The Costs of Wrongful-Discharge Laws

NBER Working Paper No. w9425
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 03 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2003
David H. Autor, John J. Donohue III and Stewart J. Schwab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Stanford Law School and Cornell Law School
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Citation 55

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The Schooling of Southern Blacks: The Roles of Legal Activism and Private Philanthropy, 1910-1960

PIER Working Paper No. 01-036; Stanford Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 11; and Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 198
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Jun 2000
John J. Donohue III, James J. Heckman and Petra Todd
Stanford Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Right-to-Carry Laws and Violent Crime: A Comprehensive Assessment Using Panel Data and a State-Level Synthetic Controls Analysis

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 508, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 17-67, Stanford Public Law Working Paper
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 22 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2017
John J. Donohue III, Abhay Aneja and Kyle D. Weber
Stanford Law School, Stanford University and Columbia Business School - Economics Department
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Guns, Violent Crime, Regulation, Synthetic Controls

Right-to-Carry Laws and Violent Crime: A Comprehensive Assessment Using Panel Data and a State-Level Synthetic Controls Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w23510
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
John J. Donohue III, Abhay Aneja and Kyle D. Weber
Stanford Law School, Stanford University and Columbia Business School - Economics Department
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The Search for Truth: In Appreciation of James J. Heckman

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 220
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Jul 2001
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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Understanding the Time Path of Crime

Stanford Law School, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics, Working Paper No. 158
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Sep 1999
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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Understanding the Time Path of Crime

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 88, pp. 1423-1451, Summer 1998
Posted: 14 Jul 1998
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School

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The Latest Misfires in Support of the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 253; Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 278; Yale Law School, Public Law Working Paper No. 53
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Apr 2003
John J. Donohue III and Ian Ayres
Stanford Law School and Yale University - Yale Law School
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Assessing Post-ADA Employment: Some Econometric Evidence and Policy Considerations

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming, Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 358
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 13 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2012
Stanford Law School, Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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antidiscrimination law, employment, wages, disabled labor force, ADA

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Understanding the Reasons for and Impact of Legislatively Mandated Benefits for Selected Workers

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 53, April 2001
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 May 2001
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School
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Jury Nullification in Modified Comparative Negligence Regimes

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1874466, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 419
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2012
Eli K. Best and John J. Donohue III
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Stanford Law School
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torts, comparative negligence, jury nullification

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Rethinking America's Illegal Drug Policy

NBER Working Paper No. w16776
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 14 Feb 2011
John J. Donohue III, Benjamin Ewing and David Peloquin
Stanford Law School, Duke University School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Continuous Versus Episodic Change: The Impact of Civil Rights Policy on the Economic Status of Blacks

NBER Working Paper No. w3894
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 24 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2010
John J. Donohue III and James J. Heckman
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Citation 55

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Measurement Error, Legalized Abortion, and the Decline in Crime: A Response to Foote and Goetz (2005)

NBER Working Paper No. w11987
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2010
John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago
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Social Action, Private Choice, and Philanthropy: Understanding the Sources of Improvements in Black Schooling in Georgia, 1911-1960

NBER Working Paper No. w6418
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 11 Jul 2000
John J. Donohue III, James J. Heckman and Petra Todd
Stanford Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
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Assessing Post‐ADA Employment: Some Econometric Evidence and Policy Considerations

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 477-503, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Aug 2011
Stanford Law School, William & Mary Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Estimating the Impact of the Death Penalty on Murder

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 249-309, 2009
Posted: 25 Jan 2010
John J. Donohue III and Justin Wolfers
Stanford Law School and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

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The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Teen Childbearing

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 24-46, 2009
Posted: 25 Aug 2009
John J. Donohue III, Jeffrey Grogger and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School, University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business - Economics

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Some Thoughts on Law and Economics and the Theory of the Second Best

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 1, 1998
Posted: 21 Sep 1998
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School

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Allocating Resources among Prisons and Social Programs in the Battle against Crime

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1998
Posted: 02 Aug 1998
John J. Donohue III and Peter Siegelman
Stanford Law School and University of Connecticut - School of Law

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Guns, Violence, and the Efficiency of Illegal Markets

American Economic Review, 1998
Posted: 14 Jul 1998
John J. Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt
Stanford Law School and University of Chicago

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Did Miranda Diminish Police Effectiveness?

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 50, pp. 1147-1180, 1998
Posted: 14 Jul 1998
John J. Donohue III
Stanford Law School

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Social Action, Private Choice, and Philanthropy: Understanding the Sources of Improvements in Black Schooling in Georgia, 1911-1960

Posted: 10 Feb 1998
John J. Donohue III, James J. Heckman and Petra Todd
Stanford Law School, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics

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