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Magnus Lofstrom

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First Name:Magnus
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Last Name:Lofstrom
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Public Policy Institute of California 500 Washington Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94111
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(50%) Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Bonn, Germany
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(50%) Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

San Francisco, California (United States)
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Working papers

  1. Wang, Chunbei & Lofstrom, Magnus, 2019. "September 11 and the Rise of Necessity Self-Employment among Mexican Immigrants," IZA Discussion Papers 12555, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  2. Dominguez-Rivera, Patricio & Lofstrom, Magnus & Raphael, Steven, 2019. "The Effect of Sentencing Reform on Crime Rates: Evidence from California's Proposition 47," IZA Discussion Papers 12652, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  3. Lofstrom, Magnus & Raphael, Steven, 2016. "Crime, the Criminal Justice System, and Socioeconomic Inequality," IZA Discussion Papers 9812, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  4. Bohn, Sarah & Lofstrom, Magnus & Raphael, Steven, 2015. "Do E-Verify Mandates Improve Labor Market Outcomes of Low-Skilled Native and Legal Immigrant Workers?," IZA Discussion Papers 9420, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  5. Fairlie, Robert W. & Lofstrom, Magnus, 2013. "Immigration and Entrepreneurship," IZA Discussion Papers 7669, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  6. Lofstrom, Magnus & Raphael, Steven, 2013. "Incarceration and Crime: Evidence from California's Public Safety Realignment Reform," IZA Discussion Papers 7838, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  7. Bohn, Sarah & Lofstrom, Magnus, 2012. "Employment Effects of State Legislation against the Hiring of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers," IZA Discussion Papers 6598, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  8. Lofstrom, Magnus & Hayes, Joseph, 2011. "H-1Bs: How Do They Stack Up to US Born Workers?," IZA Discussion Papers 6259, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  9. Bohn, Sarah & Lofstrom, Magnus & Raphael, Steven, 2011. "Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act Reduce the State's Unauthorized Immigrant Population?," IZA Discussion Papers 5682, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  10. Lofstrom, Magnus & Bates, Timothy & Parker, Simon C., 2011. "Transitions to Entrepreneurship and Industry-Specific Barriers," IZA Discussion Papers 6103, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  11. Lofstrom, Magnus & Hill, Laura E. & Hayes, Joseph, 2010. "Did Employer Sanctions Lose Their Bite? Labor Market Effects of Immigrant Legalization," IZA Discussion Papers 4972, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  12. Bates, Timothy & Lofstrom, Magnus & Servon, Lisa, 2010. "Why Have Lending Programs Targeting Disadvantaged Small-Business Borrowers Achieved So Little Success in the United States?," IZA Discussion Papers 5212, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  13. Lofstrom, Magnus, 2009. "Does Self-Employment Increase the Economic Well-Being of Low-Skilled Workers?," IZA Discussion Papers 4539, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  14. Lofstrom, Magnus, 2009. "Low-Skilled Immigrant Entrepreneurship," IZA Discussion Papers 4560, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  15. Lofstrom, Magnus & Bates, Timothy, 2009. "Latina Entrepreneurship," IZA Discussion Papers 3997, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  16. Tyler, John & Lofstrom, Magnus, 2008. "Is the GED an Effective Route to Postsecondary Education for School Dropouts?," IZA Discussion Papers 3297, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  17. Lofstrom, Magnus, 2007. "Why Are Hispanic and African-American Dropout Rates So High?," IZA Discussion Papers 3265, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  18. Lofstrom, Magnus & Tyler, John, 2007. "Modeling the Signaling Value of the GED with an Application to an Exogenous Passing Standard Increase in Texas," IZA Discussion Papers 2953, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  19. Lofstrom, Magnus & Bates, Timothy, 2007. "African Americans' Pursuit of Self-Employment," IZA Discussion Papers 3156, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  20. Hansen, Jörgen & Lofstrom, Magnus, 2006. "Immigrant-Native Differences in Welfare Participation: The Role of Entry and Exit Rates," IZA Discussion Papers 2261, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  21. Hansen, Jörgen & Lofstrom, Magnus & Zhang, Xuelin, 2006. "State Dependence in Canadian Welfare Participation," IZA Discussion Papers 2266, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  22. Lofstrom, Magnus & Wang, Chunbei, 2006. "Hispanic Self-Employment: A Dynamic Analysis of Business Ownership," IZA Discussion Papers 2101, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  23. Lofstrom, Magnus & Wang, Chunbei, 2006. "Mexican-Hispanic Self-Employment Entry: The Role of Business Start-Up Constraints," IZA Discussion Papers 2422, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  24. Lofstrom, Magnus & Tyler, John, 2004. "Measuring the Returns to the GED: Using an Exogenous Change in GED Passing Standards as a Natural Experiment," IZA Discussion Papers 1306, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  25. Hansen, Jörgen & Löfström, Magnus, 2001. "The Dynamics of Immigrant Welfare and Labour Market Behaviour," CEPR Discussion Papers 3028, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  26. Lofstrom, Magnus & Bean, Frank D., 2001. "Labor Market Conditions and Post-Reform Declines in Welfare Receipt Among Immigrants," IZA Discussion Papers 347, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  27. Bauer, Thomas K. & Lofstrom, Magnus & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2000. "Immigration Policy, Assimilation of Immigrants and Natives' Sentiments towards Immigrants: Evidence from 12 OECD-Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 187, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  28. Lofstrom, Magnus, 2000. "A Comparison of the Human Capital and Signaling Models: The Case of the Self-Employed and the Increase in the Schooling Premium in the 1980's," IZA Discussion Papers 160, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  29. Lofstrom, Magnus, 2000. "Self-Employment and Earnings among High-Skilled Immigrants in the United States," IZA Discussion Papers 175, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  30. Hansen, Jörgen & Löfström, Magnus, 2000. "Immigrant Assimilation And Welfare Participation: Do Immigrants Assimilate Into Or Out Of Welfare?," CEPR Discussion Papers 2430, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  31. Lofstrom, Magnus, 1999. "Labor Market Assimilation and the Self-Employment Decision of Immigrant Entrepreneurs," IZA Discussion Papers 54, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  32. Julian R. Betts & Magnus Lofstrom, 1998. "The Educational Attainment of Immigrants: Trends and Implications," NBER Working Papers 6757, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


  1. Magnus Lofstrom & Steven Raphael, 2016. "Crime, the Criminal Justice System, and Socioeconomic Inequality," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 30(2), pages 103-126, Spring.
  2. Lofstrom, Magnus & Bates, Timothy & Parker, Simon C., 2014. "Why are some people more likely to become small-businesses owners than others: Entrepreneurship entry and industry-specific barriers," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 232-251.
  3. Magnus Lofstrom, 2014. "Immigrants and entrepreneurship," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 1-85, September.
  4. Sarah Bohn & Magnus Lofstrom & Steven Raphael, 2014. "Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act Reduce the State's Unauthorized Immigrant Population?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 96(2), pages 258-269, May.
  5. Magnus Lofstrom, 2013. "Does self-employment increase the economic well-being of low-skilled workers?," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 40(4), pages 933-952, May.
  6. Magnus Lofstrom & Timothy Bates, 2013. "African Americans’ pursuit of self-employment," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 73-86, January.
  7. Magnus Lofstrom & Laura Hill & Joseph Hayes, 2013. "Wage And Mobility Effects Of Legalization: Evidence From The New Immigrant Survey," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 53(1), pages 171-197, February.
  8. Jorgen Hansen & Magnus Lofstrom, 2011. "Immigrant–Native Differences in Welfare Participation: The Role of Entry and Exit Rates," Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(3), pages 412-442, July.
  9. Magnus Lofstrom, 2011. "Low-skilled immigrant entrepreneurship," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 25-44, March.
  10. Timothy Bates & Magnus Lofstrom & Lisa J. Servon, 2011. "Why Have Lending Programs Targeting Disadvantaged Small Business Borrowers Achieved So Little Success in the United States?," Economic Development Quarterly, , vol. 25(3), pages 255-266, August.
  11. Barry Chiswick & Magnus Lofstrom, 2010. "The labor market adjustment of immigrants," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 8(1), pages 1-5, March.
  12. Tyler, John & Lofstrom, Magnus, 2010. "Is the GED an effective route to postsecondary education for school dropouts?," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 813-825, October.
  13. Magnus Lofstrom & Timothy Bates, 2009. "Latina entrepreneurship," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 33(4), pages 427-439, December.
  14. Jorgen Hansen & Magnus Lofstrom, 2009. "The dynamics of immigrant welfare and labor market behavior," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 22(4), pages 941-970, October.
  15. Chunbei Wang & Magnus Lofstrom, 2009. "Did 9/11 affect Hispanic‐Americans' self‐employment entry and exit decisions?," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, vol. 30(1/2), pages 176-187, March.
  16. Jorgen Hansen & Magnus Lofstrom, 2003. "Immigrant Assimilation and Welfare Participation Do Immigrants Assimilate Into or Out of Welfare?," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 38(1).
  17. Magnus Lofstrom & Frank Bean, 2002. "Assessing immigrant policy options: Labor market conditions and postreform declines in immigrants’ receipt of welfare," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 39(4), pages 617-637, November.
  18. Magnus Lofstrom, 2002. "Labor market assimilation and the self-employment decision of immigrant entrepreneurs," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 15(1), pages 83-114.


  1. Jorgen Hansen & Magnus Lofstrom & Xingfei Liu & Xuelin Zhang, 2014. "State Dependence in Social Assistance Receipt in Canada," Research in Labor Economics, in: Safety Nets and Benefit Dependence, volume 39, pages 81-105, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  2. Magnus Lofstrom & Chunbei Wang, 2009. "Mexican-American self-employment: a dynamic analysis of business ownership," Research in Labor Economics, in: Ethnicity and Labor Market Outcomes, pages 197-227, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  3. Magnus Lofstrom & John Tyler, 2008. "Modeling the signaling value of the GED with an application to an exogenous passing standard increase in Texas," Research in Labor Economics, in: Work, Earnings and Other Aspects of the Employment Relation, pages 305-352, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  4. Julian R. Betts & Magnus Lofstrom, 2000. "The Educational Attainment of Immigrants: Trends and Implications," NBER Chapters, in: Issues in the Economics of Immigration, pages 51-116, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 24 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-MIG: Economics of Human Migration (11) 2008-01-12 2009-11-14 2009-11-27 2010-06-18 2010-07-24 2011-05-14 2012-01-25 2012-06-25 2013-11-02 2015-10-25 2019-09-09. Author is listed
  2. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (10) 2006-05-13 2006-12-09 2007-11-24 2009-02-28 2009-11-14 2009-11-27 2010-10-09 2011-11-28 2013-11-02 2019-09-09. Author is listed
  3. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (8) 2009-02-28 2009-11-14 2009-11-27 2010-06-18 2012-01-25 2012-06-25 2015-10-25 2019-09-09. Author is listed
  4. NEP-SBM: Small Business Management (4) 2009-11-27 2010-10-09 2011-11-28 2019-09-09
  5. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (4) 2008-01-12 2008-02-09 2013-12-29 2019-10-21
  6. NEP-EDU: Education (3) 2008-01-12 2008-02-09 2008-02-16
  7. NEP-LAW: Law & Economics (3) 2013-12-29 2016-04-04 2019-10-21
  8. NEP-BEC: Business Economics (2) 2010-10-09 2011-11-28
  9. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (2) 2011-11-28 2013-11-02
  10. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (2) 2011-11-28 2012-06-25
  11. NEP-CWA: Central & Western Asia (1) 2013-11-02
  12. NEP-DCM: Discrete Choice Models (1) 2006-09-16
  13. NEP-EEC: European Economics (1) 1998-10-19
  14. NEP-HAP: Economics of Happiness (1) 2009-11-14
  15. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2009-11-27
  16. NEP-IUE: Informal & Underground Economics (1) 2012-06-25
  17. NEP-PKE: Post Keynesian Economics (1) 2016-04-04


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