Mark Kleiman

Mark A.R. Kleiman is a professor of public policy at New York University’s (NYU) Wagner School of Public Service and director of the crime and justice program at NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management.

In addition to his work at NYU, Kleiman is chairman of BOTEC Analysis, a private research and consulting firm, a member of the committee on law and justice of the United States National Research Council, and co-editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.

For 19 years he served as a professor of public policy at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. He also taught at his alma mater, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he earned master’s and doctoral degrees in public policy. Prior to his academic career, Kleiman served as director of the Office of Policy and Management Analysis in the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Kleiman’s recent subject areas include methods for accommodating imperfect rational decision-making in policy, designing deterrent regimes that take advantage of positive-feedback effects, and the substitution of swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system. He is a frequent blogger and speaker at international conferences, and he is the author of five books on drug and criminal justice policy.