New York City / Tuesday Feb 17,2015
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Philip Cook: Underground Gun Markets

NYU Urban Seminar

Kaufman Management Center Room 3-50 44 W 4th St.

Philip Cook, a Professor of Economics at Duke University, led a discussion on Underground Gun Markets. See his previous paper on the same topic.

The NYU Urban Seminar is co-hosted by The Marron Institute, the Urbanization Project, the Furman Center, and the Center for Real Estate Finance Research.

Tile image courtesy of M. Glasgow.


Philip Cook
Professor of Public Policy / Duke University
Professor of Economics and Society / Duke University

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).