Jacob Alex Klerman

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M.A. in economics, University of Chicago


Research Focus

Recent Projects

  • Principal investigator of the statewide evaluation of the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program
  • California's implementation of the national Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program

Selected Publications

Jacob Alex Klerman et al., Early Results on Activations and the Earnings of Reservists, RAND Corporation, 2006

Jacob Alex Klerman, "Performance Measurement in Government," in Robert Klitgaard and Paul C. Light, eds., High-Performance Government: Structure, Leadership, Incentives, 2005

J. Grogger et al., "Why Did the Welfare Rolls Fall During the 1990s? The Importance of Entry," American Economic Review, 2003

J. A. Klerman and A. Leibowitz, "Job Continuity Among New Mothers," Demography, 36(2), 1999