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. His scholarship has been published in numerous peer-reviewed economics journals, including The Journal of Economic Perspectives, The Journal of Law & Economics, The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and The Journal of Legal Studies. He has also published papers in The Stanford Law Review, The Columbia Law Review, and The University of Chicago Law Review.
JD - George Mason University - 2003; PhD (economics) - George Mason University - 2002; MS - University of Maryland - 1999; BS - Villanova University - 1997.
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Henry N. Butler, Jonathan Klick (2018). History of Law and Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing.
Johnathan Klick (2017). The Law and Economics of Federalism, Edward Elgar Publishing.
Johnathan Klick (2017). Empirical analysis of regulation: the promise of field experiments in China, Regulatory Reform in China and the EU: A Law and Economics Perspective, Edited by Stefan E. Weishaar, Niels Philipsen, Wenming Xu, Edward Elgar Publishing.
Jonathan Klick, Murat Mungan (2016). Reducing False Guilty Pleas and Wrongful Convictions Through Exoneree Compensation, Journal of Law and Economics, 59(1), 173-189.
Jonathan Klick, John MacDonald, Ben Grunwald (2016). The Effect of Private Police on Crime: Evidence from a Geographic Regression Discontinuity Design, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, 179(3), 831-846.
Jonathan Klick, Joshua Wright (2015). The Effect of Any Willing Provider and Freedom of Choice Laws on Prescription Drug Expenditures, American Law and Economics Review, 17(1), 192-213.
Jonathan Klick, Murat Mungan (2015). Discounting and Criminals’ Implied Risk Preferences, Review of Law and Economics, 11(1), 19-23.
Jonathan Klick, Murat Mungan (2014). Forfeiture of Illegal Gains, Attempts, and Implied Risk Preferences, Journal of Legal Studies, 43(1), 137-153 (2014).
Jonathan Klick, Bruce Kobayashi, Larry Ribstein (2012). The Effect of Contract Regulation on Franchising, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 168(1), 38-53.
Jonathan Klick (2010). The Perils of Empirical Work on Institutions, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 166(1), 166-170.