Philip J. Cook

ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics and Sociology; Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

One strand of Phil Cook's research addresses the prevention of alcohol-related problems through restrictions on alcohol availability. A second strand concerns the economics of crime, with focus on violence. His recent books (with Jens Ludwig) include Gun Violence: The Real Costs (Oxford University Press, 2000), which develops and applies a framework for assessing costs that is grounded in economic theory and is quite at odds with the traditional "COI" framework; and Evaluating Gun Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2003), an edited collection of original contributions. Cook has also written on the state lotteries with Charles Clotfelter (Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America, Harvard University Press, 1989), and with Robert H. Frank on the causes and consequences of the growing inequality of earnings (The Winner-Take-All Society, The Free Press, 1995).

Research Interests:
Economics, Crime and Juvenile Justice, Education

Education:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. P.J. Cook, D.C. Gottfredson, and C. Na "School crime statistics." (forthcoming) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Ed. G.J.N. Bruinsma and D.L. Weisburd Springer Science+Business Media, 2014

  2. P.J. Cook and K.A. Goss (2014). The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know.. Oxford University Press.

  3. R.H. Frank and P.J. Cook (December, 2013). Winner-take-all markets. Studies in Microeconomics, 1(2).

  4. P.J. Cook "How we can reduce gun violence."  January 8, 2013 [available here]

  5. PJ Cook, S Machin , O Marie and G Mastrobuoni, "Crime Economics in its Fifth Decade." Lessons from the Economics of Crime: What Reduces Offending?. Ed. PJ Cook, S Machin , O Marie and G Mastrobuoni, MIT Press, 2013

Recent Presentations
  1. The economics of illegal gun markets, Chicago, IL, February 16, 2014
Curriculum Vitae

Philip J. Cook

Philip J. Cook
Office: 215 Sanford Building
Phone: (919) 613-7360
Fax: (919) 681-8288
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Mailing Address:
Duke Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests: (from Specialties)
Economics, Crime and Juvenile Justice, Education Specialties:

Economics
Crime and Juvenile Justice
Education