Professor of Economics and Lowder Eminent Scholar Emeritus at Auburn University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Does capital punishment deter multiple murders? This paper opens that debate by examining the principle of marginal deterrence and its effects when the opportunity cost of an additional murder is approximately zero. However strongly execution variables deter first and only murders, the marginal cost of additional murders is, in effect, zero. Empirically, we find that execution and the death penalty have no significant effect on multiple murders."
"Marginal Deterrence and Multiple Murders," Southern Economic Journal, Jan. 2006
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Lowder Eminent Scholar Emeritus, Economics, Auburn University
Professor of Economics, Auburn University, 1979-present
Policy Advisor, Heartland Institute
Research Fellow, Independent Institute
Adjunct Faculty, Economics, Mises Institute
Vernon Taylor Distinguished Visiting Professor, Economics, Trinity University, 2003
Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, Stanford University