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Name  Philip Cook

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Education  University of California, Berkeley
Books  The Winner‑Take‑All Society, The Gun Debate: What Eve, Paying the tab, Gun Violence: The Real, Guns in America

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Philip Jackson Cook (born October 15, 1946) is the ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in the United States. He also holds faculty appointments in Duke's departments of sociology, and economics. His research has focused on crime and criminal justice policy; weapons and violent crime; health and safety regulation including alcohol taxation and the societal costs of drinking; the economics of state lotteries; and income distribution.



Cook is the author of Gun Violence: The Real Costs, a book published by Oxford University Press, that presents gun violence from an economic perspective. He has also edited Evaluating Gun Policy, which was published in 2003 by the Brookings Institution. Cook's most recent book is The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.

Philip J. Cook has served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice. He has also been on National Academy of Science panels, including the 1994 panel on "Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior", 1981 panel on "Alternative Policies Affecting the Prevention of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism", among others.

Selected works

  • 2007: Paying the Tab: The Economics of Alcohol Policy ISBN 9780691125206
  • 1989, 1991(paperback), with Charles T. Clotfelter: Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America ISBN 0674800982, ISBN 978-0674800984
  • 1996, with Robert H. Frank: The Winner-Take-All Society ISBN 9780140259957
  • References

    Philip J. Cook Wikipedia