Economist Phil Cook, ITT/Sanford professor of public policy and professor of economics and sociology at Duke University, will discuss “The Role of Private Sector Action in Crime Control” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Vera Institute of Justice’s office in Washington, DC.
Dr. Cook is co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Working Group on the Economics of Crime and an adviser to Vera’s Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit, whose projects include the Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank. He is an expert on cost-benefit analysis and has done considerable research on the economics of crime, with a focus on violence. Dr. Cook has active research programs on truancy prevention, underground gun markets, and alcohol control policy. He has written and contributed to numerous publications, including the 2011 book Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs, which he co-edited.
This presentation is part of Vera’s Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series. Vera’s Washington office is at 1100 1st Street NE, Suite 950; read more about the free event and register.