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Prof. Jeffrey Alan Miron Ph.D.


Self Description

October 2007: "Jeffrey Alan Miron is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. Miron received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Swarthmore College in 1979 and a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1984. Miron has served on the faculty at the University of Michigan (associate professor with tenure) and as a visiting professor at the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T. and the Department of Economics, Harvard University From 1992-1998, he was chairman of the Department of Economics at Boston University. He has published more than 25 articles in refereed journals and 30 op-eds in the Boston Herald, Boston Business Journal, and Boston Globe. He has been the recipient of an Olin Fellowship from the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Earhart Foundation Fellowship, and a Sloan Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship. His area of expertise is the economics of libertarianism, with particular emphasis on the economics of illegal drugs."

http://jeffreyalanmiron.typepad.com/about.html

Third-Party Descriptions

October 2007: 'The magnitude of these claims has been met with a fair amount of skepticism. Jeffrey Miron, a Harvard economist, wonders how lead could have had such a strong effect on violent crime while, according to Reyes, it showed almost no effect on property crimes like theft. He also doubts that the hypothesis could explain the plunge in the U.S. murder rate from the 1930s through the 1950s. “I certainly think it’s a reasonable exercise,” Miron says. “We just have to be appropriately suspicious of how much you can actually show.”'

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/21/magazine/21wwln-idealab-t.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Boston University Organization Oct 21, 2007
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Harvard University Organization Oct 21, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Organization Oct 21, 2007
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Sloan School of Management Organization Oct 21, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Swarthmore College Organization Oct 21, 2007
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Organization Oct 21, 2007

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Oct 20, 2007 Criminal Element

QUOTE: Reyes found that the rise and fall of lead-exposure rates seemed to match the arc of violent crime, but with a 20-year lag — just long enough for children exposed to the highest levels of lead in 1973 to reach their most violence-prone years in the early ’90s, when crime rates hit their peak.

New York Times