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Areas of Expertise
PhD, Harvard University, 1991
B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1983
Research Categories: Environment and Media
Research Description: Research: Media; environmental policy; economics of regulation
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James “Jay” Hamilton is the Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Public Policy at Duke University, as well as a professor of economics and political science. He also serves as the Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. Hamilton’s scholarly work and numerous publications reflect his interests in the media, environmental policy, the economics of regulation, and political economy.
Hamilton joined Duke’s faculty in 1991 and has held a number of titles since then including Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Political Science, assistant director of Sanford Institute, director of undergraduate studies in the public policy department, and director of the Duke Program on Violence and the Media.
He has written, coauthored, or edited eight books, including All the News That’s Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News and Regulation Through Revelation: The Origin and Impacts of the Toxics Release Inventory Program.
For his accomplishments in teaching and research, Hamilton has received awards such as the David N. Kershaw Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the Kennedy School of Government’s Goldsmith Book Prize from the Shorenstein Center, Trinity College’s (Duke) Distinguished Teaching Award, and a Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellowship.
Hamilton earned a BA in economics and government in 1983 and a PhD in economics in 1991, both from Harvard.