Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Griffin Edwards is an associate professor of economics in the Collat School of Business. Prior to UAB, he taught at Southern Utah University and Spelman College while studying law and economics at Emory University in Atlanta. His research focus includes studies on policing, mental health laws, discrimination and firearms and has published in law reviews such as Cornell Law Review, Texas Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review and Stanford Law Review, as well as economics outlets such as The Journal of Law and Economics and The Economic Journal.

    His research has also been covered by popular press outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, the LA Times, Teen Vogue, and Fox News.

    When not teaching or researching, he enjoys consulting for local and national businesses and teaching each of his five boys economics.
  • Research Overview

  • Edwards research aims to provide empirical answers to timely and important questions being asked in the legal community. Recent work published in the Texas Law Review showed that changes to criminal sentencing guidelines in Alabama led to improvements in racial parity across criminal sentences.

    In joint work with Dr. Joshua Robinson, they showed that minimal purchase delays in the acquisition of a firearm led to a decrease in firearm suicides.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Edwards has taught economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels for nearly a decade that includes over 100 unique classes, thousands of students, and courses such as intro to microeconomics, intro to macroeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, sports economics, law and economics, managerial economics, US Economic History, and quantitative methods for business.
  • Teaching Activities

  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2013)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2013)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2014)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2014)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2014)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2015)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2015)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2015)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2018)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2018)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2019)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2019)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2020)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2020)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2021)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2021)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Fall Term 2021)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2015)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2015)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2016)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2016)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2017)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2017)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2019)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2020)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Spring Term 2021)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Summer Term 2015)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Summer Term 2015)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Summer Term 2016)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Summer Term 2016)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Summer Term 2017)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Summer Term 2019)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Summer Term 2020)
  • EC210 - Principles of Microeconomics (Summer Term 2021)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall Term 2016)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall Term 2016)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall Term 2017)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall Term 2017)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall Term 2018)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall Term 2021)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2014)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2016)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2016)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2017)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2017)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2018)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2018)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2020)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2021)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2021)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2021)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2021)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2022)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Spring Term 2022)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2014)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2014)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2015)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2015)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2016)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2016)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2017)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2018)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2019)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2020)
  • EC211 - Principles of Macroeconomics (Summer Term 2021)
  • EC302 - Law and Economics (Fall Term 2017)
  • EC302 - Law and Economics (Spring Term 2016)
  • EC315 - Sports Economics (Fall Term 2016)
  • EC315 - Sports Economics (Spring Term 2015)
  • EC315 - Sports Economics (Spring Term 2018)
  • EC315 - Sports Economics (Summer Term 2014)
  • EC402 - Law and Economics (Fall Term 2020)
  • EC402 - Law and Economics (Spring Term 2019)
  • EC402 - Law and Economics (Spring Term 2022)
  • EC415 - Sports Economics (Spring Term 2020)
  • EC490 - Advanced Topics in Economics (Spring Term 2014)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Fall Term 2016)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Fall Term 2020)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Fall Term 2021)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Spring Term 2014)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Spring Term 2016)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Spring Term 2017)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Spring Term 2018)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Spring Term 2019)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Spring Term 2021)
  • EC499 - Directed Readings in Economics (Summer Term 2017)
  • MBA642 - Economics for Managers (Fall Term 2019)
  • MBA642 - Economics for Managers (Fall Term 2019)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Emory University 2011
  • Master of Arts in Economics, Emory University 2010
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Economics, Brigham Young University 2007
  • Full Name

  • Griffin Edwards