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Danny Klinenberg

Postdoctoral Fellow

Danny Klinenberg is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Conflict at the UC Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) based at the University of California, San Diego. Danny obtained his doctorate in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in August 2023. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in quantitative economics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

His job market paper studies the demand for membership in violent extremist organizations using leaked membership data on the Oath Keepers, America’s largest paramilitary organization and a key participant in the January 6th insurrection. Other active projects include (1) developing the econometric framework for the theory of deterrence and (2) estimating how far-right content creators vary their language across platforms when faced with different terms and conditions.

While working as a postdoctoral research fellow, Danny will finalize the econometric analysis associated with the theory of deterrence culminating in a draft of Deterrence by Reaction Curves: An Empirical Analysis of the Israeli-Gaza Conflict joint with Eli Berman, Esteban Klor, and Prabin Khadka.

Danny will be on the 2023–2024 economic/public policy job market.

Danny Klinenberg

Expertise & Interests

  • Financial incentives of extremism
  • Applied econometrics
  • Deterrence theory