Jeff joined Duke Econ in July 2022 as the inaugural director of the DEAL. His DEAL research studies impacts of the minimum legal drinking age and ignition interlock laws on alcohol-related outcomes; relationships between mass shootings, gun sales, and gun-related deaths; the responsiveness of mortality and risky behaviors among adolescent and young adults to local business cycle fluctuations; the effect of disease severity on subsequent immunization; weekly suicide cycles; the Texas Winter Storm (2021, not 2023); optimal near-goalline first down yard placement in football; and racial bias in baseball Hall of Fame voting. He teaches undergraduate courses in econometrics and the U.S. gun environment and is also a Trinity College advisor.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Professor of the Practice of Economics · 2022 - Present Economics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Education, Training & Certifications
Yale University · 1998 Ph.D.