Kyle Rozema’s research interests are in how legal rules affect economic inequality, disparate outcomes, and discrimination. To study these questions, he uses a range of empirical methods, collaborates across disciplines, and collects original data. His main research interests are in tax law and policy. Kyle's tax research explores the distributional consequences of taxes and the interactions between tax laws and other public policies. Much of his tax research to date seeks to understand the extent to which the distributional consequences of tax laws are more nuanced than conventional wisdom would suggest. Beyond tax law, Kyle conducts empirical research on bias and discrimination in the law in general, largely focusing on the manners in which discrimination can affect employment patterns in law-related professions.
Kyle received a PhD in economics from Cornell University and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis. He then taught tax policy as a post-doctoral fellow in empirical legal studies at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
- "Legal Rasputins? Law Clerk Influence on Voting at the U.S. Supreme Court," __ Journal of Law, Economics and Organization __ (forthcoming) (with Adam S. Chilton, Adam Bonica & Jacob Goldin & Maya Sen).
- "The Legal Academy's Ideological Uniformity," 47 Journal of Legal Studies 1 (2018) (with Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton & Maya Sen). ssrn www
- "Inequality and the Mortgage Interest Deduction," 770 Tax Law Review 667 (2017) (with Daniel Hemel). ssrn
- "The Effect of Tax Expenditures on Automatic Stabilizers: Methods and Evidence," 14 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 548 (2017) (with Hautahi Kingi). ssrn
- "The Political Ideologies of Law Clerks," 19 American Law and Economics Review 96 (2017) (with Adam S. Chilton, Adam Bonica, Jacob Goldin & Maya Sen). ssrn cu www
- "Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring," 19 American Law and Economics Review 129 (2017) (with Adam S. Chilton, Adam Bonica & Jacob Goldin & Maya Sen). ssrn cu www
- "Taxing Consumption and the Take-Up of Public Assistance: The Case of Cigarette Taxes and Food Stamps," 60 Journal of Law and Economics 1 (2017) (with Nicolas Ziebarth). ssrn
- "Will Behavioral Economics Reshape the Compelled Commercial Speech Doctrine?," 23 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 85 (2013). ssrn
- "Modifying RAND Commitments to Better Price Patents in the Standards Setting Context," 6 Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law 23 (2012).