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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 The effects of voluntary and presumptive sentencing guidelinesTexas Law Review.  98:1-66. 2019
    2019 Difficult training improves team performance: an empirical case study of US college basketball 2019
    2018 An Empirical Analysis of Sexual Orientation DiscriminationUniversity of Chicago Law Review2018
    2018 Looking Down the Barrel of a Loaded Gun: The Effect of Mandatory Handgun Purchase Delays on Homicide and SuicideThe Economic Journal.  128:3117-3140. 2018
    2017 De-policingCornell Law Review.  102:721-782. 2017
    2017 Why Exempting Negligent Doctors May Reduce Suicide: An Empirical AnalysisIndiana Law Journal2017
    2016 Looking Down the Barrel of a Loaded Gun: The Effect of Mandatory Handgun Purchase Delays on Homicide and SuicideThe Economic Journal2016
    2016 State right to refuse medication laws and procedures: Impact on homicide and suicideJournal of Mental Health Policy and Economics.  19:141-154. 2016
    2016 State right to refuse medication laws and procedures: Impact on homicide and suicideJournal of Mental Health Policy and Economics.  19:141-154. 2016
    2015 A test of prohibition's effect on alcohol production and consumption using crop yieldsSouthern Economic Journal.  81:1145-1168. 2015
    2014 The power of the racketeer: An empirical approachReview of Law and Economics.  10:219-234. 2014
    2014 Doing their duty: An empirical analysis of the unintended effect of Tarasoff v. regents on homicidal activity 2014
    2013 Tarasoff, duty to warn laws, and suicideInternational Review of Law and Economics.  34:1-8. 2013

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