David Bjerk

Department of Economics



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Welcome. Please follow the links on the left to access abstracts and links to my research papers, my class webpages, my cv, and other links.

Brief Biography: I am currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College, a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center, and a Research Fellow at the IZA (Institute for Study of Labor). My research areas include public economics, labor economics, the law, primarily focusing on crime and the criminal justice system, as well as issues of race, gender, and poverty in the labor market. Prior to arriving at Claremont McKenna I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario and an NICHD Research Fellow in Population Studies at the RAND Corporation. I received my B.A. from Carleton College and my M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

When not doing economics I like spend my time in the mountains climbing, skiing, biking, and hiking, as well as introducing my two daughters to these joys.

Contact Information:

Email address: david.bjerk @ cmc.edu

Phone: (909) 607-4471

Address: 313 Bauer Center North, 500 E. Ninth St., Claremont, CA 91711