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.
- Law and Economics
- Health Care Policy
- Health Care Regulation
- Health Economics
- Business Entities
- Class Actions
- Criminal Law
- Insurance Law
- Jury Decision Making
- Labor Economics
- Mental Health Law
- Product Liability Litigation
- Regulated Industries
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).
Regulation and Litigation: Complements or Substitutes?, in THE AMERICAN ILLNESS: ESSAYS ON THE RULE OF LAW (F. H. Buckley ed., Yale University Press 2013) (with Eric Helland).
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)
Global Justice and Trade, in GLOBAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW (Frank Garcia, Chi Carmody, & John Linarelli, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2012) (with Fernando Teson).
Police, Prisons, and Crime (with Alexander Tabarrok), in HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF CRIME (Bruce l. Benson and Paul R. Zimmerman, eds., 2012).
Legal Origins and Empirical Credibility, in DOES LAW MATTER?: ON LAW AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 99 (Michael Faure & Jan Smits eds., Intersentia: 2011). (with Eric Helland).
Abortion Access and Risky Sex, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF FAMILY LAW (Lloyd R. Cohen & Joshua D. Wright eds., Elgar 2011).
The Perils of Empirical Work on Institutions, 166(1) J. INSTITUTIONAL & THEORETICAL ECON. 166-170 (2010).
A More Equitable and Efficient Approach to Insuring the Uninsurable, in THE FRAGMENTATION OF U.S. HEALTH CARE: CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS (Einer Elhauge, ed., Oxford: 2010) (with Eric Helland).
More publications can be found here.
Everything's Bigger in Texas Except the Medmal Settlements, CONN. INS. L. J. (forthcoming 2015) (with Eric Helland and Tom Baker)). (forthcoming)
The Developmental Effect of State Alcohol Prohibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century, 54 ECON. INQUIRY 762 (2016) (with Mary F. Evans, Eric Helland, and Ashwin Patel).
Medicare Secondary Payer and Settlement Delay (July 9, 2015), , U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-24. (forthcoming)
Preemption in the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts: An Empirical Analysis (Feb. 20, 2015), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-6. (forthcoming)
Identifying Criminals’ Risk Preferences (Feb. 18, 2015), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-5 (with Murat C. Mungan). (forthcoming)
Reducing Guilty Pleas Through Exoneree Compensations, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-34 (Sept. 1, 2014) (with Murat C. Mungan). (forthcoming)
The Effect of Any Willing Provider and Freedom of Choice Laws on Health Care Expenditures, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-39 (November 30, 2012) (with Joshua D. Wright). (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