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.

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