Jamein P. Cunningham


Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Economics, University of Michigan
B.A. Economics, Michigan State University
Research Areas:
Law and Economics
Teaching Areas:
Criminal Justice Policy

Dr. Jamein P. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor in the UT School of Law and LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. His teaching and research interests include law and economics, urban economics, economics of crime, and microeconometrics.

Dr. Cunningham held previous positions at Cornell University, the University of Memphis, and Portland State University, where he taught urban economics, econometrics, labor economics, and economics of discrimination. Prior to joining the faculty at Portland State University, Dr. Cunningham was a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics and a Populations Studies Center Graduate Trainee at the University of Michigan.  He was a recipient of the Rackham Merit Fellowship and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute in Child Health and Development Fellowship. Before obtaining a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, he completed his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and the master's degree program in economics at the University of North Texas.

Previously, Dr. Cunningham was a faculty affiliate at the Cornell Population Center, PSI Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, and the Data Science Cluster at the University of Memphis, and served as a research affiliate at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington.  Currently, Dr. Cunningham is an Emerging Poverty Fellow at the Institute of Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin and holds professional memberships in the American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, the American Law and Economics Association, the Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network, and the National Economic Association.

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