Priscillia Hunt

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Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in economics, University of Warwick; M.A. in economics, University of Connecticut; B.A. in international commerce, L'Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Montpellier; B.A. in international business, Texas Tech University

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Overview

Priscillia Hunt is an economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests focus on the economics of crime, particularly the effect of criminal justice policies on police and criminal behavior. Some of her current projects include the price effects of legalizing recreational marijuana and medical marijuana, the cost-effectiveness of pre-trial diversion programs, the impact of private police on crime, and the factors affecting the risk of severe disciplinary action for police and corrections officers. Hunt received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Warwick.

Recent Projects

  • Empirically analyzing the impact of marijuana legalization and medical laws on affordability
  • Calculating economic costs and benefits of law enforcement programs to reduce crime
  • Estimating the effect of predictive policing strategies on property crime
  • Development of methodologies to estimate sizes of black markets (counterfeits, illicit drugs)

Selected Publications

Hunter, S., A. Ober, S. Paddock, P. Hunt, and D. Levan, "Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Addiction Treatment Settings: Design and Intervention Protocol of a Group Randomized Pilot Study," Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 9(4), 2014

Pacula, R.L., A. Boustead, and P. Hunt, "Words Can Be Deceiving: A Review of Variation Among Legally Effective Medical Marijuana Laws in the United States," Journal of Drug Policy Analysis, 7(1), 2014

P. Hunt, "From the bottom to the top: A more complete picture of the immigrant-native wage gap in Britain," IZA Journal of Migration, 1(9), 2012

Commentary

  • U.S. Army medical researchers take part in World Malaria Day 2010, Kisumu, Kenya April 25, 2010

    The Economic Promise of Malaria Reduction

    Better understanding of how malaria reduction affects different households, regions, and economic sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa could allow policymakers to assess alternative intervention strategies and allocate resources more efficiently and effectively.

    Apr 24, 2013 | RAND.org

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