Economist, author

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John Lott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"John R. Lott Jr., Ph. D. (born May 8, 1958) is a former resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His research interests include econometrics, law and economics, public choice theory, industrial organization, public finance, microeconomics, and environmental regulation. ..."

Born

8 May 1958

Articles

Better Them Than Us, by Scott McPherson, 19 Jan 2004
Discusses the Brazilian disarmament statute of 2003 and similar 1997 United Kingdom ban vis-à-vis findings by Gary Kleck and John Lott regarding gun ownership and prevalence of crime
"In 1998 John Lott, a distinguished professor at the University of Chicago, published his book More Guns, Less Crime, a tireless study on the effects of issuing concealed-carry permits to citizens over a 10-year period. The result? According to Lott, states that pass permissive concealed-carry laws have fewer instances of crime, including rape, assault, and murder, than states that leave their citizens to the good graces of the criminal class."

Interviews

An interview with John R. Lott, Jr.
University of Chicago Press
Cold Comfort: Economist John Lott discusses the benefits of guns--and the hazards of pointing them out, by John R. Lott, Jr., Michael W. Lynch, Jacob Sullum, Reason, Jan 2000

Books Authored

Are Predatory Commitments Credible?: Who Should the Courts Believe?, 1999
Related Topic: Prices
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws, 1998
The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You've Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong, 2003