Gregory Midgette

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Adjunct Policy Researcher; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P. in public policy analysis, University of California, Los Angeles; B.S. in finance, University of Connecticut

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Greg Midgette is an adjunct policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Maryland. His research interests are crime and drug policy, particularly the economics of illicit markets and substance use, the assessment of the public health and safety impacts of alternative marijuana policies, and the effect of technology-driven substance use interventions on drunk driving, domestic violence, and traffic safety. His current projects include studies of programs replicating the 24/7 Sobriety Program in new jurisdictions, a microsimulation of alcohol policies, and measurment of illicit drug markets. He previously served as an economic policy analyst for the New York City Office of Management and Budget, and was an instructor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.


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    Revoking the 'License to Drink': Emerging Evidence on Mandatory Sobriety

    After counties in South Dakota implemented a 24/7 sobriety program, repeat arrests for impaired driving decreased in the counties by an average of 12%. North Dakota implemented a similar program and also saw decreases in impaired driving. Can the same results be achieved outside of the Dakotas?

    Jun 29, 2020 Institute of Alcohol Studies

  • U.S. Coast Guardsmen unload 3,500 pounds of cocaine seized from a vessel in the Caribbean valued at an estimated $43 million in Miami, March 16, 2012

    Mixed Messages: Is Cocaine Consumption in the U.S. Going Up or Down?

    Data lags and the elimination of the ADAM program complicate estimates of U.S. cocaine consumption. New users who haven't yet developed cocaine dependence are also a factor. It may be prudent to start planning for an increase in heavy use even before all of the evidence is in.

    Apr 28, 2017 Brookings - Up Front