Philip J. Cook

Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy

ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy

201 Science Drive

Box 90312

Durham, NC 27708-0239

United States

Duke University, Dept. of Economics

213 Social Sciences Building

Box 90097

Durham, NC 27708-0204

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (44)

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Gun Control

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 04 Dec 2001
Philip J. Cook, Anthony A. Braga and Mark H. Moore
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Harvard University - Kennedy School of Government - Hauser Center
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Crime and Criminal Justice

Gun Control

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (1998).
Posted: 02 Jul 1997
Philip J. Cook and Jim Leitzel
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Chicago

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School Crime Control and Prevention

Number of pages: 150 Posted: 26 Mar 2009
Philip J. Cook, Denise C. Gottfredson and Chongmin Na
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of Maryland - College Park and University of Maryland - College Park
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school, crime, crime control, survey data

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Lessons from the Economics of Crime

'Lessons from the Economics of Crime' in Lessons from the Economics of Crime, edited by P.J. Cook, S.J. Machin, O. Marie, and G. Mastrobuoni, MIT Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Jul 2012
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), Maastricht University and University of Turin - Collegio Carlo Alberto
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economics of crime

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Principles for Effective Gun Control

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Nov 2004
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
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The Net Effect of the Business Cycle on Crime and Violence

Duke Department of Economics Research Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Aug 2010
Shawn D. Bushway, Philip J. Cook and Matthew Phillips
University at Albany, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Miami
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Crime, Business Cycle

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Gun Control after Heller: Threats and Sideshows from a Social Welfare Perspective

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 454, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 259
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 07 Feb 2009
Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig and Adam M. Samaha
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and New York University School of Law
Downloads 282 (148,096)
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gun control, second amendment, gun rights, Heller, social welfare

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A Primer on Kidney Transplantation: Anatomy of the Shortage

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 77, No. 3, 2014, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS14-3
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2015
Philip J. Cook and Kimberly D. Krawiec
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Virginia, School of Law
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organ donation, kidney transplantation, kidney shortage

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Underground Gun Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w11737
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2022
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Columbia University - Department of Sociology and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Sibling Spillovers: Having an Academically Successful Older Sibling May be More Important for Children in Disadvantaged Families

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 25 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2022
Emma Zang, Poh Lin Tan and Philip J. Cook
Yale University - Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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Sibling Effects, Family Effects, Peer Effects, Education, School Entry Laws, Spillovers

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Elusive Facts About Guns Violence: Where Good Surveys Go Bad

Michael D Maltz and Stephen K. Rice (ed.) Envisioning Criminology: A Handbook of Emerging Research Strategies for Studying Crime and Justice (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 May 2014 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2014
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
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survey, firearms, crime

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The Social Costs of Gun Ownership

NBER Working Paper No. w10736
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 04 May 2022
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
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Distinguishing Spurious and Real Peer Effects: Evidence from Artificial Societies, Small-Group Experiments, and Real Schoolyards

Review of Law & Economics, Forthcoming , UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1118436
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Apr 2008
Stanford Law School, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Center for Child and Family Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Norms, social influence, peer effects

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The Demand for Lottery Products

NBER Working Paper No. w2928
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 06 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2022
Charles T. Clotfelter and Philip J. Cook
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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If We Allow Football Players and Boxers to Be Paid for Entertaining the Public, Why Don't We Allow Kidney Donors to Be Paid for Saving Lives?

Forthcoming, Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2018, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-7
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Dec 2017
Philip J. Cook and Kimberly D. Krawiec
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Virginia, School of Law
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organ donation, sports, football, boxing, concussions, kidney donation, risk

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Implicit Taxation in Lottery Finance

NBER Working Paper No. w2246
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2021
Charles T. Clotfelter and Philip J. Cook
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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Assigning Deviant Youths to Minimize Total Harm

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 01 Jun 2005
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
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peer effects, assignment policy

Assigning Deviant Youths to Minimize Total Harm

NBER Working Paper No. w11390
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2022
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
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The (Surprising) Efficacy of Academic and Behavioral Intervention with Disadvantaged Youth: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Chicago

NBER Working Paper No. w19862
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2022
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Human Development and Social Policy (HDSP) Program, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Irving Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration and Temple University - Department of Psychology
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The "Gambler's Fallacy" in Lottery Play

NBER Working Paper No. w3769
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2022
Charles T. Clotfelter and Philip J. Cook
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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Alcohol

NBER Working Paper No. w6905
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 01 Feb 1999 Last Revised: 16 May 2021
Philip J. Cook and Michael J. Moore
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
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Should Sixth Grade Be in Elementary or Middle School? An Analysis of Grade Configuration and Student Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w12471
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2022
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Stanford Law School, Duke University - Center for Child and Family Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Kidney Donation and the Consent of the Poor

Loyola Law Review, New Orleans, Vol. 66, 2020, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2020-61
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Sep 2020
Philip J. Cook and Kimberly D. Krawiec
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Virginia, School of Law
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organ donation, consent, risk

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Are Alcohol Excise Taxes Good for Us? Short and Long-Term Effects on Mortality Rates

NBER Working Paper No. w11138
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2021
Philip J. Cook, Jan Ostermann and Frank A. Sloan
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Center for Health Policy, Law and Management and Duke University - Center for Health Policy, Law and Management
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Assessing Urban Crime and its Control: An Overview

NBER Working Paper No. w13781
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2022
Philip J. Cook
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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The Benefits of Reducing Gun Violence: Evidence from Contingent-Valuation Survey Data

NBER Working Paper No. w7166
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 Aug 1999 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2021
Jens Ludwig and Philip J. Cook
Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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The Effects of Gun Prevalence on Burglary: Deterrence vs Inducement

NBER Working Paper No. w8926
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 May 2002 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2021
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
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If We Pay Football Players, Why Not Kidney Donors?

Regulation, Vol. 41, No. 1, Spring 2018, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-30
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Mar 2018
Philip J. Cook and Kimberly D. Krawiec
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Virginia, School of Law
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organ donation, football, health risks, health and medicine, kidney transplants

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The Peculiar Scale Economies of Lotto

NBER Working Paper No. w3766
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2021
Philip J. Cook and Charles T. Clotfelter
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes Among Adolescents

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2021-30
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 11 Mar 2021
Northwestern University, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), University of Chicago, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration and Temple University - Department of Psychology
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Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes Among Adolescents

NBER Working Paper No. w28531
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 08 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2021
Northwestern University, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), University of Chicago, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, University of California, Irvine, Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago, University of Chicago - School of Social Service Administration and Temple University - Department of Psychology
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After the Epidemic: Recent Trends in Youth Violence in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w8571
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Oct 2001 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2022
Philip J. Cook and John H. Laub
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Maryland
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Cigarette Taxes and Youth Smoking: New Evidence from National, State, & Local Youth Risk Behavior Surveys

NBER Working Paper No. w13046
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2022
Christopher S. Carpenter and Philip J. Cook
Vanderbilt University and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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The Myth of the Drinker's Bonus

NBER Working Paper No. w11902
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2022
Philip J. Cook and Bethany L. Peters
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Rhodes College
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Economical Crime Control

NBER Working Paper No. w16513
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 08 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2021
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)
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State and Local Prevalence of Firearms Ownership: Measurement, Structure, and Trends

NBER Working Paper No. w8570
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Oct 2001 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2021
Deborah Azrael, Philip J. Cook and Matthew Miller
Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Northeastern University, Dept. of Health Sciences
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Habit and Heterogeneity in the Youthful Demand for Alcohol

NBER Working Paper No. w5152
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2022
Michael J. Moore and Philip J. Cook
University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
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The Virtuous Tax: Lifesaving and Crime-Prevention Effects of the 1991 Federal Alcohol-Tax Increase

NBER Working Paper No. w17709
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 23 May 2021
Philip J. Cook and Christine Durrance
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy
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The Effects of Short-Term Variation in Abortion Funding on Pregnancy Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w5843
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Sep 1999 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2021
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and Princeton University - Office of Population Research (OPR)
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Gun Control after Heller: Litigating Against Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w15431
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2022
Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig and Adam M. Samaha
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and New York University School of Law
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Smoke Signals: Adolescent Smoking and School Continuation

NBER Working Paper No. w12472
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2022
Philip J. Cook and Rebecca Hutchinson
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Public Safety Through Private Action: An Economic Assessment of Bids, Locks, and Citizen Cooperation

NBER Working Paper No. w15877
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2021
Philip J. Cook and John MacDonald
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Pennsylvania
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The School-Entry-Age Rule Affects Redshirting Patterns and Resulting Disparities in Achievement

NBER Working Paper No. w24492
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2021
Philip J. Cook and Songman Kang
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke University - Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
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Birthdays, Schooling, and Crime: New Evidence on the Dropout-Crime Nexus

NBER Working Paper No. w18791
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 09 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 07 May 2022
Philip J. Cook and Songman Kang
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke University - Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
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Gun Markets

Annual Review of Criminology, Vol. 1, pp. 359-377, 2018
Posted: 10 Feb 2018
Philip J. Cook
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy

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Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy: An Economic Analysis of the Attack on Gun Control

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 59, No. 1, (1996).
Posted: 06 Nov 1996
Philip J. Cook and Jim Leitzel
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and University of Chicago

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Weighing the Oburden of Acting Whiteo: Are There Race Differences in Attitudes Towards Education?

JOURNAL OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT, Vol. 16, No. 3, Summer 1997
Posted: 05 Sep 1996
Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy and Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)

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