John R. Lott Jr.


Economist John R. Lott, Jr., is the author of Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don’t, The Bias Against Guns and More Guns, Less Crime. Having held positions at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Stanford University, UCLA, Wharton Business School, and Rice University, Lott was also the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989. He has published over ninety articles in academic journals and his opinion pieces have run in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune. During the 2007- ’08 academic year, Lott will be a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984.

Books by this Author

The War on Guns John R. Lott Jr.
At the Brink John R. Lott Jr.
The Bias Against Guns John R. Lott Jr.
Freedomnomics John R. Lott Jr.