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Jonathan Klick

Jonathan Klick

Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Professor of Law

Jonathan Klick’s work focuses on identifying the causal effects of laws and regulations on individual behavior using econometric tools. Specific topics addressed by Klick’s work include the relationship between abortion access and risky sex, how alcohol affects crime, 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.

His scholarship has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Economic Perspectives, The Journal of Law & Economics, The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, The Journal of Legal Studies, The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, The Journal of Quantitative Criminology, The Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, The Journal of Applied Psychology, and many others. He has also published papers in The Stanford Law Review, The Columbia Law Review, and The University of Chicago Law Review.

His four sons think he is the funniest person in the world, while his wife will only commit to him being in the top ten, somewhere between Bernie Mac and Noam Chomsky. He previously worked as a cashier at the Modell’s Sporting Goods store in the King of Prussia Mall and taught at Prince George’s County Community College.  In his spare time, he mentors Gideon Parchomovsky.  Dave Hoffman looks up to him.