Professor of Law
Jonathan Klick’s work focuses on identifying the causal effects of laws and regulations on individual behavior using cutting-edge econometric tools. Specific topics addressed by Klick’s work include the relationship between abortion access and risky sex, the health behaviors of diabetics, the effect of police on crime, addiction as rational choice, how liability exposure affects the labor market for physicians, as well as a host of other issues.
THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF FEDERALISM, ed. (Elgar, 2017).
THE EMPIRICAL REVOLUTION IN LAW AND ECONOMICS: INAGURAL LECTURE FOR ERASMUS CHAIR IN EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES (Eleven International Publishing, 2011)
Articles and Book Chapters
Functional Law and Economics: The Search for Value-Neutral Principles of Lawmaking, in LAW AND ECONOMICS: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES AND FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS (Aristides N. Hatzis and Nicholas Mercuro, eds., Routledge 2015) (with Francesco Parisi).
The Relationship between Abortion Liberalization and Sexual Behavior: International Evidence, 14 AM. L. & ECON. REV. 457 (2012). (with Sven Neelsen & Thomas Stratmann)
Why Aren't Regulation and Litigation Substitutes?: An Examination of the Capture Hypothesis, in REGULATORY BREAKDOWN: THE CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE IN U.S. REGULATION 227 (Cary Coglianese ed., University of Pennsylvania Press 2012). (with Eric Helland)
Mobile Phones and Crime Deterrence: An Underappreciated Link, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF CRIMINAL LAW 243 (Alon Harel & Keith N. Hylton eds., Elgar: 2012). (with John MacDonald & Thomas Stratman)
Fire Suppression Policy, Weather, and Western Wildland Fire Trends: An Empirical Analysis, in WILDLIFE POLICY: LAW AND ECONOMICS PERSPECTIVES 158 (Karen M. Bradshaw & Dean Lueck, eds., RFF Press 2012). (with Jason Scott Johnston)
Police, Prisons, and Crime (with Alexander Tabarrok), in HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF CRIME (Bruce l. Benson and Paul R. Zimmerman, eds., 2012).
More publications can be found here.
The Costs of Critical Habitat or Owl’s Well That Ends Well (November 3, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-57 (with J. B. Ruhl). (forthcoming)
Medicare Secondary Payer and Settlement Delay (July 9, 2015), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-24. (forthcoming)
The Effect of Privately Provided Police Services on Crime, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-36 (November 4, 2012) (with John MacDonald & Ben Grunwald). (forthcoming)
- Empirical Law and Economics
- Empirical Finance
- Public Health
Penn Law – Professor of Law (2008- ); Visiting Professor (2007)
RAND Corporation - Senior Economist (2007- )
Mercatus Center – Dorothy Donnelley Moller Research Fellow (2002-03); Research Fellow in Health Policy (2001-02)
Visiting Professor – Penn, Columbia, University of Southern California, Northwestern, University of Hamburg, Erasmus University, University of Canterbury
American Enterprise Institute – Associate Director of Liability Project (2003-05)
Florida State University – Jeffrey A. Stoops Professor of Law (2005-08); Courtesy Professor of Economics (2004-08); Associate Professor (2007-08); Assistant Professor (2004-07)
Grant Reviewer: National Science Foundation; Smith Richardson Foundation
- Law & Economics
- Statistics for Lawyers