PhD, Economics, University of Chicago, 1997
MS, International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh, 1992
BA, Economics and History, University of Rochester, 1990
Prior Professional Positions
University of Georgia, Institute of Higher Education, Senior Fellow, 2004 to present
Institute for the Study of Labor, Research Fellow, 2003 to present
University of Chicago, Economics, Lecturer, 1995 to 1997
Teacher of the Year, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2004
Sarah Moss Fellowship, University of Georgia, 2003
University Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, US Gov., 2001
Post-Graduate Fellowship, Saint Andrew's Society, 2000
Graduate Fellowship, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, 1995
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990
Areas of Expertise
- Applied Microeconomics
- 1997. Crime, Deterrence and the Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns . Journal Of Legal Studies, (26):1-68.
- 2001. Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Sentencing: Evidence from the US Federal Courts. Journal Of Law And Economics, (44):635-358.
- 2002.Crime Rates and Local Labor Market Opportunities in the United States: 1977-1997. No Publisher, (84):45-61.
- 2003. Reexamining Criminal Behavior: The Importance of Omitted Variable Bias. Review Of Economics And Statistics, (85):205-211.