Philip J. Cook
  • Philip J. Cook

  • ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Sociology
  • Economics
  • 215 Sanford Inst Building
  • Campus Box 90245
  • Phone: (919) 613-7360
  • Fax: (919) 681-8288
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • Public Economics
  • Research Description

    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).
  • Education

      • PhD (Economics),
      • University of California, Berkeley,
      • 1973
      • BA (with high distinction),
      • University of Michigan,
      • 1968
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology,
      • May 2012
      • Raymond Vernon Memorial Prize,
      • Association of Public Policy and Management,
      • November, 2008
      • Richard A. Stubbing Teacher Mentor Award,
      • Sanford Institute of Public Policy,
      • May 2008
      • Member, National Academies Institute of Medicine,
      • National Academy of Sciences,
      • 2001-present
      • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy,
      • 2002
      • Fellow of the American Society of Criminology,
      • 2000-present
      • Who's Who in America 2001,
      • annual
  • Recent Publications

      • P.J. Cook, D.C. Gottfredson, and C. Na.
      • (2014).
      • School crime statistics.
      • In G.J.N. Bruinsma and D.L. Weisburd (Eds.),
      • (forthcoming) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice
      • New York:
      • Springer Science+Business Media.
      • P.J. Cook and K.A. Goss.
      • (2014).
      • The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know.
      • Oxford University Press.
      • R.H. Frank and P.J. Cook.
      • (December, 2013).
      • Winner-take-all markets.
      • Studies in Microeconomics
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      • (January 8, 2013).
      • How we can reduce gun violence.
      • Chronicle of Higher Education
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      • PJ Cook, S Machin , O Marie and G Mastrobuoni,.
      • (2013).
      • Crime Economics in its Fifth Decade.
      • In PJ Cook, S Machin , O Marie and G Mastrobuoni, (Eds.),
      • Lessons from the Economics of Crime: What Reduces Offending?
      • Cambridge, MA:
      • MIT Press.
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