Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

John J. Donohue III

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

John J. Donohue III

John J. Donohue III is C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law at Stanford University. He is well known for using empirical analysis to determine the impact of law and public policy in a wide range of areas, including examinations of the impact on crime of the death penalty, incarceration, guns, and the legalization of abortion. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and formerly the empirical editor of the American Law and Economics Review, and the president of the American Law and Economics Association. Donohue received his B.A. from Hamilton College, his J.D. from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. His email address is donohue@​law.stanford.edu.