Justin McCrary

Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor, Fall 2017
Columbia Law School

Berkeley Law

Faculty Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research

Curriculum vitae

Justin McCrary

Working Papers


Unmarked? Criminal Record Clearing and Employment Outcomes

(with Jeff Selbin and Joshua Epstein)
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Volume 108, Number 1, 2017

Criminal Deterrence: A Review of the Literature

(with Aaron Chalfin)
Journal of Economic Literature, Volume 55, Number 1, March 2017 (lead article)

The Deterrence Effect of Prison: Dynamic Theory and Evidence

(with David S. Lee)
Advances in Econometrics, 2017, Volume 38
A previous version of this paper circulated as
Crime, Punishment, and Myopia, NBER Working Paper 11491
and a highly similar draft circulated under the title listed above

Conservative Tests Under Satisficing Models of Publication Bias

(with Garret Christensen and Daniele Fanelli)
PLOS One, Volume 11, Number 2, February 22, 2016

The Ph.D. Rises in American Law Schools, 1960-2011: What Does it Mean for Legal Education?

(with Joy Milligan and James Phillips)
Journal of Legal Education, Volume 65, Number 543, Spring 2016

New Evidence on the Finite Sample Properties of Propensity Score Matching and Reweighting Estimators

(with Matias Busso and John DiNardo)
Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 96, Number 5, December 2014, 885--897
Web Appendices from Previous Versions: Parts I (1.8M), II (9.9M)
Old version with CPS example

Measuring Benchmark Damages in Antitrust Litigation

(with Daniel Rubinfeld)
Journal of Econometric Methods, Volume 3, January 2014

The Effect of Female Education on Fertility and Infant Health: Evidence from School Entry Laws Using Exact Date of Birth

(with Heather Royer)
American Economic Review, Volume 101, Number 1, February 2011
Programs are available here, but we are not free to disseminate the data.

Incomes in South Africa after the Fall of Apartheid

(with Murray Leibbrandt and Jim Levinsohn)
Journal of Globalization and Development, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2010

Dynamic Perspectives on Crime

Chapter 4 in Handbook of the Economics of Crime, Edward Elgar, 2010

Manipulation of the Running Variable in the Regression Discontinuity Design: A Density Test

Journal of Econometrics, Volume 142 , Issue 2, February 2008
Stata code is here

The Effect of Court-Ordered Hiring Quotas on the Composition and Quality of Police

American Economic Review, Volume 97, Number 1, March 2007

Justin McCrary:
E-mail: jmccrary@law.berkeley.edu
School of Law
University of California, Berkeley
586 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
Phone (Law): (510) 643-6252

UCR and LEOKA files, 1960-2005, from FBI
Notes on switching to Mac, and some Linux tricks