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Research Interests for Philip J. Cook

Research Interests:

One strand of Dr. 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. Dr. 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).

Abortion, Abortion, Legal, Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Adult, African Americans, Alcohol Drinking, Alcohol-Related Disorders, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholism, Birth Rate, Burglary, Burglary protection, Case-Control Studies, Child, Child, Unwanted, Choice (Psychology), Commerce, Cost Savings, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Costs and Cost Analysis, Crime, Crime prevention, Criminal behavior, Criminal Law, Data Collection, Drug and Narcotic Control, Educational Status, Efficiency, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Service, Hospital, Female, Financing, Government, Gambling, Gun control, Harm Reduction, Health Behavior, Health Care Costs, Health Policy, Hispanic Americans, History, Homicide, Hospital Costs, Hospitalization, Humans, Illinois, Incidence, Infant, Juvenile courts, Law Enforcement, Longitudinal Studies, Lotteries, Medical Indigency, Middle Aged, Models, Statistical, Motivation, North Carolina, Poverty, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Probability, Public Health, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Research Design, Robbery, Schools, Self-defense, Social Control Policies, Socioeconomic Factors, Taxes, Teacher turnover, United States, Violence, Wounds and Injuries, Wounds, Gunshot, Young Adult
Representative Publications
  1. Cook, PJ; Donohue, JJ, Saving lives by regulating guns: Evidence for policy., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 358 no. 6368 (December, 2017), pp. 1259-1261 [doi]
  2. Braga, AA; Cook, PJ, The Association of Firearm Caliber With Likelihood of Death From Gunshot Injury in Criminal Assaults., Jama Network Open, vol. 1 no. 3 (July, 2018), pp. e180833 [2688536], [doi[abs]
  3. Cook, PJ; Ludwig, J, The social costs of gun ownership: a reply to Hayo, Neumeier, and Westphal, Empirical Economics, vol. 56 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 13-22, Springer Nature [doi[abs]
  4. Smucker, S; Kerber, RE; Cook, PJ, Suicide and Additional Homicides Associated with Intimate Partner Homicide: North Carolina 2004-2013., Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. 95 no. 3 (June, 2018), pp. 337-343 [doi[abs]
  5. Cook, PJ, Challenge of Firearms Control in a Free Society, Criminology & Public Policy, vol. 17 no. 2 (May, 2018), pp. 437-451 [doi[abs]
  6. Cook, PJ, Gun Theft and Crime., Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. 95 no. 3 (June, 2018), pp. 305-312 [doi[abs]

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