David A. Jaeger

David A. Jaeger faculty photo

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Econometrics


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

David A. Jaeger, professor of economics and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, works in the areas of labor, applied econometrics, and conflict. His work on “weak instruments,” coauthored with John Bound and Regina Baker and published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association, has been highly influential on how empirical research in economics, political science, and health is conducted. He has a broad range of applied interests, including education, immigration, terrorism, and economic history. His work has appeared in such leading journals as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution, among others.
Jaeger is the recipient of a research 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, as well as being listed in the most recent Who’s Who in Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.