David Bjerk

Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

Associate Professor

500 E. Ninth St.

Claremont, CA 91711-6420

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Making the Crime Fit the Penalty: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion Under Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2005
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Sep 2008
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Sentencing laws, three-strikes, prosecutor discretion, plea bargaining

How Much Can We Trust Causal Interpretations of Fixed-Effects Estimators in the Context of Criminality?

CLEA 2008 Meetings Paper, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2008-4
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2008
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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crime, marriage, gangs, fixed-effects

How Much Can We Trust Causal Interpretations of Fixed-Effects Estimators in the Context of Criminality?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4387
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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fixed-effects, crime, marriage, gangs, smoking

The Market for Mules: Risk and Compensation of Cross-Border Drug Couriers

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
Caleb E. Mason and David Bjerk
Brown White & Osborn LLP and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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drug trafficking

The Market for Mules: Risk and Compensation of Cross-Border Drug Couriers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8224
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Jun 2014
David Bjerk and Caleb E. Mason
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Brown White & Osborn LLP
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illegal markets, compensating wage differentials, drug smuggling, sentencing

Thieves, Thugs, and Neighborhood Poverty

Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2008-17
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 28 Oct 2008
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Poverty, Crime, Instrumental Variables, Neighborhood Effects, Segregation

Thieves, Thugs, and Neighborhood Poverty

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4470
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Oct 2009
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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poverty, crime, neighborhood effects, segregation, instrumental variables, public housing

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Beauty vs. Earnings: Gender Differences in Earnings and Priorities Over Spousal Characteristics in a Matching Model

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2008-16
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Oct 2008
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Matching, Marriage, Gender Earnings Inequality

Mandatory Minimum Policy Reform and the Sentencing of Crack Cocaine Defendants: An Analysis of the Fair Sentencing Act

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10237
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Oct 2016
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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mandatory minimums, fair sentencing act, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, sentencing guidelines

Mandatory Minimum Policy Reform and the Sentencing of Crack Cocaine Defendants: An Analysis of the Fair Sentencing Act

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 370-396, 2017
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Apr 2017
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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In Front of and Behind the Veil of Ignorance: An Analysis of Motivations for Redistribution Inside and Outside the Lab

Claremont McKenna College Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper No. 2012-04
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 May 2012
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Redisitribution, laboratory experiment, veil of ignorance, progressive tax, aging

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The Differing Nature of Black-White Wage Inequality Across Occupational Sectors

Journal of Human Resources, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Sep 2008
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Discrimination, racial wage inequality, signaling

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Inter-Judge Sentencing Disparity on the Federal Bench: An Examination of Drug Smuggling Cases in the Southern District of California

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2013, Claremont McKenna College Robert Day School of Economics and Finance Research Paper
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 26 Apr 2013
Caleb E. Mason and David Bjerk
Brown White & Osborn LLP and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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sentencing, disparity, discretion, drugs, smuggling, judges

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Assortative Marriage and the Effects of Government Homecare Subsidy Programs on Gender Wage and Participation Inequality

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 91, Nos. 5-6, 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Sep 2008
Seungjin Han and David Bjerk
McMaster University - Department of Economics and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Gender Inequality, Discrimination, Subsidized Childcare

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Re-Examining the Impact of Dropping Out on Criminal and Labor Outcomes in Early Adulthood

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5995
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Sep 2011
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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dropouts, crime, wages, earnings, idleness

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Racial Profiling, Statistical Discrimination, and the Effect of a Colorblind Policy on the Crime Rate

Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 521-545, June 2007
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Dec 2007
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Glass Ceilings or Sticky Floors? Statistical Discrimination in a Dynamic Model of Hiring and Promotion

Economic Journal, Vol. 118, Issue 530, pp. 961-982, July 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Jun 2008
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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Using a Ratio Test to Estimate Racial Differences in Wrongful Conviction Rates

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10631
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Mar 2017
David Bjerk and Eric Helland
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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wrongful convictions, racial bias, judicial bias, exonerations, DNA evidence

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Mandatory Minimums and the Sentencing of Federal Drug Crimes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10544
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Feb 2017
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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mandatory minimum sentencing, crack cocaine, sentencing guidelines

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In Front of and Behind the Veil of Ignorance: An Analysis of Motivations for Redistribution

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10259
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Oct 2016
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
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redistribution, laboratory experiment, veil of ignorance, progressive taxation

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Guilt Shall Not Escape or Innocence Suffer? The Limits of Plea Bargaining When Defendant Guilt is Uncertain

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 305-329, 2007
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
David Bjerk
Claremont McKenna College - Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

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