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John Donohue III

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Affiliated Research Professor

Joint appointment

C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, Stanford Law School


JD, Harvard Law School 1977 PhD, (Economics) Yale 1986

Curriculum vitae


John J. Donohue III has been one of the leading empirical researchers in the legal academy over the past 30 years. Professor Donohue is an economist as well as a lawyer and is well known for using empirical analysis to determine the impact of law and public policy in a wide range of areas, including civil rights and antidiscrimination law, employment discrimination, criminal justice and the death…

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Research focus

Criminal Law, drug policy, employment discrimination, law & economics, policing & gun policy, public policy & empirical studies, punishment & death penalty, race & the criminal justice system, torts

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