Magnus Lofstrom

Public Policy Institute of California

500 Washington Street

Suite 800

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

32

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Immigration Policy, Assimilation of Immigrants and Natives' Sentiments Towards Immigrants: Evidence from 12 Oecd-Countries

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Nov 2000
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Thomas K. Bauer and Magnus Lofstrom
Global Labor Organization (GLO), Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) and Public Policy Institute of California
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Assimilation of migrants, European migration policies, sentiments towards migrants

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Immigration and Entrepreneurship

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 24 Apr 2015
Robert W. Fairlie and Magnus Lofstrom
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
Downloads 610 (56,045)
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, innovation, immigrants, immigration

Immigration and Entrepreneurship

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 26 Oct 2013
Robert W. Fairlie and Magnus Lofstrom
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, innovation, immigrants, immigration

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Why are Hispanic and African-American Dropout Rates so High?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 May 2008
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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dropout rate, educational attainment

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H-1bs: How Do They Stack Up to US Born Workers?

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Jan 2012
Magnus Lofstrom and Joseph J. Hayes
Public Policy Institute of California and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 443 (84,147)
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temporary workers, H-1B, immigration, high-skill, STEM

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Self-Employment and Earnings Among High-Skilled Immigrants in the United States

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Nov 2000
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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Immigrant Assimilation and Welfare Participation: Do Immigrants Assimilate into or Out of Welfare?

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 Feb 2000
Jorgen Hansen and Magnus Lofstrom
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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Labor Market Assimilation and the Self-Employment Decision of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 29 Feb 2000
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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The Dynamics of Immigrant Welfare and Labor Market Behavior

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Sep 2001
Jorgen Hansen and Magnus Lofstrom
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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Welfare, Labor Market Behavior, Transition, Immigration, State Dependence

The Dynamics of Immigrant Welfare and Labor Market Behavior

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Nov 2001
Jorgen Hansen and Magnus Lofstrom
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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Immigration, labor market behavior, state dependence, transition, welfare

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Hispanic Self-Employment: A Dynamic Analysis of Business Ownership

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 May 2006
Magnus Lofstrom and Chunbei Wang
Public Policy Institute of California and University of Texas at Dallas
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, Hispanic

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Earnings inequality, signaling, human capital model, schooling premium, returns to education

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State Dependence in Canadian Welfare Participation

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Jorgen Hansen, Magnus Lofstrom and Xuelin Zhang
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics, Public Policy Institute of California and Government of Canada - Business & Labour Market Analysis Division
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welfare, state dependence, unobserved heterogeneity, initial conditions

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African Americans' Pursuit of Self-Employment

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Magnus Lofstrom and Timothy Bates
Public Policy Institute of California and Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs
Downloads 116 (302,135)
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, entry barriers, African American

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Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act Reduce the State's Unauthorized Immigrant Population?

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 May 2011
Sarah Bohn, Magnus Lofstrom and Steven P. Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California, Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley
Downloads 114 (305,893)
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illegal, unauthorized, undocumented, immigration, Hispanic, Arizona

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Labor Market Conditions and Post-Reform Declines in Welfare Receipt Among Immigrants

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Sep 2001
Magnus Lofstrom and Frank D. Bean
Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Irvine
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Immigrant Welfare, Welfare Reform, Labor Market Conditions

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Immigrant-Native Differences in Welfare Participation: The Role of Entry and Exit Rates

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Magnus Lofstrom and Jorgen Hansen
Public Policy Institute of California and Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics
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welfare, immigration, labor market behavior, transition, state dependence

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Mexican-Hispanic Self-Employment Entry: The Role of Business Start-Up Constraints

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Nov 2006
Magnus Lofstrom and Chunbei Wang
Public Policy Institute of California and University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 88 (362,553)
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, Hispanic

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Why Are Some People More Likely to Become Small-Businesses Owners than Others: Entrepreneurship Entry and Industry-Specific Barriers

Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2014
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2020
Magnus Lofstrom, Timothy Bates and Simon C. Parker
Public Policy Institute of California, Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs and University of Western Ontario
Downloads 87 (365,051)
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entrepreneurship entry, entry barriers

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Employment Effects of State Legislation Against the Hiring of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 Jun 2012
Sarah Bohn and Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California and Public Policy Institute of California
Downloads 81 (381,128)
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illegal, unauthorized, undocumented, immigration, Hispanic, Arizona

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Does Self-Employment Increase the Economic Well-Being of Low-Skilled Workers?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, low-skill, women, immigrants

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Measuring the Returns to the Ged: Using an Exogenous Change in Ged Passing Standards as a Natural Experiment

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Sep 2004
Magnus Lofstrom and John H. Tyler
Public Policy Institute of California and Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy
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GED, returns to education, natural experiment

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Why Have Lending Programs Targeting Disadvantaged Small-Business Borrowers Achieved so Little Success in the United States?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
Timothy Bates, Magnus Lofstrom and Lisa Servon
Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs, Public Policy Institute of California and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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self-employment, entrepreneurship, micro-lending

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Low-Skilled Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Magnus Lofstrom
Public Policy Institute of California
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immigrants, low-skill, earnings, self-employment, entrepreneurship

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Latina Entrepreneurship

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Magnus Lofstrom and Timothy Bates
Public Policy Institute of California and Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs
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minority, female, entrepreneurship, self-employment, Hispanic, Latina

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Incarceration and Crime: Evidence from California's Public Safety Realignment Reform

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Dec 2013
Magnus Lofstrom and Steven P. Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley
Downloads 54 (470,124)
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crime, incapacitation, incarceration, prison, realignment, reform

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Crime, the Criminal Justice System, and Socioeconomic Inequality

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Mar 2016
Magnus Lofstrom and Steven P. Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley
Downloads 50 (486,235)
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crime, criminal victimization, inequality, incarceration, prison

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The Educational Attainment of Immigrants: Trends and Implications

Number of pages: 85 Posted: 16 Mar 1999 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2021
Julian R. Betts and Magnus Lofstrom
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and Public Policy Institute of California
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Transitions to Entrepreneurship and Industry-Specific Barriers

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Nov 2011
Magnus Lofstrom, Timothy Bates and Simon C. Parker
Public Policy Institute of California, Wayne State University - College of Urban, Labor, & Metropolitan Affairs and University of Western Ontario
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entrepreneurship, self-employment, capital constraints, transitions, entry barriers, business start-ups

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Modeling the Signaling Value of the GED With an Application to an Exogenous Passing Standard Increase in Texas

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Aug 2007
Magnus Lofstrom and John H. Tyler
Public Policy Institute of California and Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy
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GED, signaling, returns to education, natural experiment

Is the Ged an Effective Route to Postsecondary Education for School Dropouts?

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
John H. Tyler and Magnus Lofstrom
Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy and Public Policy Institute of California
Downloads 22 (656,739)
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Is the GED an Effective Route to Postsecondary Education for School Dropouts?

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 May 2008
John H. Tyler and Magnus Lofstrom
Brown University - Taubman Center for Public Policy and Public Policy Institute of California
Downloads 21 (664,434)
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GED, dropouts, post-secondary education

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Do E-Verify Mandates Improve Labor Market Outcomes of Low-Skilled Native and Legal Immigrant Workers?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Sarah Bohn, Magnus Lofstrom and Steven P. Raphael
Public Policy Institute of California, Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley
Downloads 39 (536,049)
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illegal, unauthorized, undocumented, immigration, E-Verify, Arizona

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Did Employer Sanctions Lose Their Bite? Labor Market Effects of Immigrant Legalization

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 29 Jun 2010
Magnus Lofstrom, Laura E. Hill and Joseph J. Hayes
Public Policy Institute of California, Public Policy Institute of California and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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unauthorized, illegal, undocumented, immigration, legalization, amnesty

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Hispanic Economic Outlook, Fall 2011

Hispanic Economic Outlook, Fall 2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Oct 2012
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, University of North Florida, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Texas Tech University - Department of Economics, Public Policy Institute of California, Public Policy Institute of California, University of California, Berkeley and University of Texas - Pan American - College of Business Administration - Department of Economics & Finance
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Poverty, hispanic economic issues, hispanic employment, immigration, health habits among migrants