David A. Jaeger appointed to the Gradaute Center

David A. Jaeger

Professor, Ph.D. Program in Economics

David A. Jaeger, Professor of Economics, has produced milestone articles in the fields of immigration and the economics of education. His paper on the topic of "weak instruments" (co-authored with John Bound and Regina Baker and published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association in 1995) is one of the most cited papers in empirical labor economics. His work has also appeared in other top-ranked journals, including American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of Labor Economics. Jaeger is widely known for his careful approach to the usage of data and statistical methodology. He has a broad range of applied interests, most recently analyzing the dynamics of violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and was the winner of the first W. E. Upjohn Institute Prize for an outstanding dissertation in labor economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Photo: A. Poyo

Submitted on: AUG 1, 2008

Category: New Appointments to the GC