Professor David A. Jaeger
Professor David A. Jaeger joined the School of Economics and Finance at St Andrews in January 2020. He was previously Professor of Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and has held permanent and visiting positions at the University of Cologne, the College of William and Mary, Bonn University, Hunter College (CUNY), and Princeton University, among others. He is a Research Fellow of the CEPR (London), the IZA (Bonn), CESifo (Munich), CReAM (London), and RWI (Essen). Prior to coming to St Andrews he was a Research Associate at the NBER. At St Andrews, Professor Jaeger is an Affiliate Member of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and the Centre for Higher Education Research.
He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Michigan in 1995 and holds an MA in Statistics (1993) from there as well. Professor Jaeger earned his BA in Economics from Williams College in 1986.
Professor Jaeger’s work has been published in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Public Economics, among others.
His research interests include applied econometrics, education, immigration and migration, human capital formation, health, conflict and terrorism, and economic history. He welcomes interest from potential PhD students in all areas of applied microeconomics.
At St Andrews, Professor Jaeger has taught EC 4424 Economics of Migration and EC4423 Econometrics of Impact Evaluation as well as Advanced Microeconometrics in the Scottish Graduate School of Economics.
Selected Publications and Working Papers
- “The Global COVID-19 Student Survey: First Wave Results” (with J. Arellano-Bover, K. Karbownik, M. Martínez-Matute, J.M. Nunley, R. Alan Seals, M. Almunia, M. Alston, S.O. Becker, P. Beneito, R. Böheim, J.E. Boscá, J.H. Brown, S. Chang, D. Cobb-Clark, S. Danagoulian, S. Donnally, M. Eckrote-Nordland, L. Farré, J. Ferri, M. Fort,J. Cooley Fruewirth, R. Gelding, A.C. Goodman, M. Guldi, S. Häckl, J. Hankin, S. Imberman, J. Lahey, J. Llull, H. Mansour, I. McFarlin, J. Meriläinen, T. Mortlund, M. Nybom, S.D. OConnell, R. Sausgruber, A.E. Schwartz, J. Stuhler, P. Thiemann, R. van Veldhuizen, M. Wanamaker, and M. Zhu), Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-time Papers 79:152-217 (May 2021).
- “On Immigration and Native Entrepreneurship” (with H.O. Duleep and P. McHenry), CEPR Discussion Paper 15920 (March 2021)
- “The Demand for Interns” (with J.M. Nunley, R.A. Seals, Jr., and E. Wilbrandt), NBER Working Paper 26729 (February 2020).
- “A Cautionary Tale of Evaluating Identifying Assumptions: Did Reality TV Really Cause a Decline in Teenage Childbearing?” (with T.J. Joyce and R. Kaestner), Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 38(2):317-326 (April 2020).
- “Shift-Share Instruments and the Impact of Immigration” (with J. Ruist and J. Stuhler) NBER Working Paper 24285 (February 2018).
- “On Measuring and Reducing Selection Bias with a Quasi-Doubly Randomized Preference Trial” (with T.J. Joyce, D.K. Remler, O. Altindag, S.D. O’Connell, and S. Crockett), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 36(2):438-459 (Spring 2017).
- “Does Classroom Time Matter?” (with T.J. Joyce, S. Crockett, O. Altindag, and S.D. O’Connell), Economics of Education Review 46:64-77 (June 2015).
- “Can Militants Use Violence to Win Public Support? Evidence from the Second Intifada” (with E. Klor, S. Miaari, and M.D. Paserman), Journal of Conflict Resolution, 59(3):528-549 (April 2015).
- “The Struggle for Palestinian Hearts and Minds: Violence and Public Opinion in the Second Intifada” (with E. Klor, S. Miaari, and M.D. Paserman), Journal of Public Economics 96(3-4):354-36 (April 2012).
- “Wine Retail Price Dispersion in the United States: Searching for Expensive Wines?” (with Karl Storchmann) American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 101(3):136-41 (March 2011).
- “Direct Evidence on Risk Attitudes and Migration” (with T. Dohmen, A. Falk, D. Huffman, U. Sunde, and H. Bonin), Review of Economics and Statistics 92(3):684-689 (August 2010)
- “The Cycle of Violence? An Empirical Analysis of Fatalities in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict” (with M.D. Paserman), American Economic Review 98(3):1591-1604 (September 2008).
- “Green Cards and the Location Choices of Immigrants in the United States, 1971-2000,” Research in Labor Economics 27:131-183 (2007).
- “Natives, the Foreign-Born, and High School Equivalents: New Evidence on the Returns to the GED” (with Melissa A. Clark), Journal of Population Economics 19(4):769-793 (October 2006).
- “Israel, the Palestinians Factions, and the Cycle of Violence” (with M.D. Paserman), American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 96(2):45-49 (May 2006).
- “Do Compulsory Attendance Laws Alone Explain the Association between Earnings and Quarter of Birth?” (with J. Bound), Research in Labor Economics 19:83-108 (2000).
- “Estimating the Returns to Education using the Newest Current Population Survey Education Questions,” Economics Letters 78(3):385-394 (March 2003).
- “Is Job Stability in the United States Falling? Reconciling Trends in the Current Population Survey and Panel Study of Income Dynamics” (with A.H. Stevens), Journal of Labor Economics 17(4):S1-S28 (October 1999).
- “Reconciling the Old and New Census Bureau Education Questions: Recommendations for Researchers,” Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 15(4):300-309 (August 1997).
- “Degrees Matter: New Evidence on Sheepskin Effects in the Returns to Education” (with M.E. Page), Review of Economics and Statistics 78(4):733-740 (November 1996).
- “Problems with Instrumental Variables Estimation when the Correlation between the Instrument and the Endogenous Explanatory Variable Is Weak” (with J. Bound and R.M. Baker), Journal of the American Statistical Association 90(430):443-450 (June 1995).