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Kyle Rozema

Associate Professor of Law

Kyle Rozema is an Associate Professor and an Associate Editor of the American Law and Economics Review. His research interests are in understanding how legal institutions affect inequality. To study these questions, he collects original data and uses a range of empirical methods. Most of his current research investigates the operation of legal institutions, including the courts, the legal profession, law schools, and law enforcement. Kyle’s research can be found on his personal website, his SSRN webpage, or his Google Scholar webpage.


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  • Education
    • Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University, 2015
    • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2011
    • B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Grand Valley State University, 2008
  • Courses
    • Torts
    • Tax Policy
    • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Publications

    SSRN Authors Page

    • Does Discipline Decrease Police Misconduct?  Evidence from Chicago Civilian Allegations. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. Rozema, Kyle and Max Schanzenbach (forthcoming).
    • Price Isn’t Everything: Behavioral Response around Changes in Sin Taxes. National Tax Journal. Rees-Jones, Alex and Kyle Rozema (forthcoming).
    • Does the Bar Exam Protect the Public? Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 18(4): 801-848, 2021.
    • Assessing Affirmative Action’s Diversity Rationale (with Adam, Chilton, Justin Driver, and Jonathan Masur). Columbia Law Review 122(2): 331-406, 2022.
    • Rethinking Law School Tenure Standards (with Adam Chilton and Jonathan Masur). Journal of Legal Studies 50(1): 1-34, 2021.
    • Designing Supreme Court Term Limits (with Adam Chilton, Dan Epps, and Maya Sen). Southern California Law Review 95(1): 1-72, 2021.
    • Political Ideology and the Law Review Selection Process (with Adam Chilton and Jonathan Masur), American Law and Economics Review 22(1): 211-240, 2020.
    • Good Cop, Bad Cop: Using Civilian Allegations to Predict Police Misconduct  (with Max Schanzenbach),  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 11(2): 225-268, 2019.
    • Legal Rasputins? Law Clerk Influence on Voting at the U.S. Supreme Court (with Adam Bonica, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, and Maya Sen), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 35(1): 1-36, 2019.
    • Who Benefits from Repealing Tampon Taxes? Empirical Evidence from New Jersey (with Chris Cotropia), Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 15(3): 620-647, 2018.
    • Tax Incidence in a Vertical Supply Chain: Evidence from Cigarette Wholesale Prices, National Tax Journal 71(3): 427-450, 2018.
    • The Legal Academy’s Ideological Uniformity (with Adam Bonica, Adam Chilton,  and Maya Sen), Journal of Legal Studies 41(1): 1-43, 2018.
    • Taxing Consumption and the Take-Up of Public Assistance:  The Case of Cigarette Taxes and Food Stamps (with Nicolas Ziebarth), Journal of Law and Economics 60(1): 1-27, 2017.
    • Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring (with Adam Bonica, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, and Maya Sen), American Law and Economics Review 19(1): 129-161, 2017.
    • The Effect of Tax Expenditures on Automatic Stabilizers: Methods and Evidence   (with  Hautahi Kingi), Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 14(3): 548-568, 2017.
    • The Political Ideologies of Law Clerks  (with Adam Bonica, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, and Maya Sen), American Law and Economics Review 19(1): 97-128, 2017.
    • Inequality and the Mortgage Interest Deduction  (with Daniel Hemel), Tax Law Review 70(4): 667-706, 2017.
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