Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor
Education and Career
- PhD, Economics, University of Chicago, 1997
- MS, International and European Politics, University of Edinburgh, 1992
- BA, Economics and History, University of Rochester, 1990
Prior professional positions:
- University of Georgia, Institute of Higher Education, Senior Fellow, 2004 to present
- Institute for the Study of Labor, Research Fellow, 2003 to present
- University of Chicago, Economics, Lecturer, 1995 to 1997
Awards, Honors and Recognitions:
- Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990
- Post-Graduate Fellowship, Saint Andrew's Society, 1990-1991
- University Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1991-1995
- Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, US Gov., 1991-1995
- Sarah Moss Fellowship, University of Georgia, 2003
- Teacher of the Year, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2004
- Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2006
- J. Hatten Howard, III Teaching Award, 2006
- University of Georgia, Senior Teaching Fellow, 2010-2011
- Lothar Tresp, Outstanding Honors Professor, 2014.
- Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, 2014
Research, Expertise and Publications
Research Interests and Areas of Expertise:
- Applied Microeconomics
- Law and Economics
- John R. Lott, Jr. and David B. Mustard. 1997. "Crime, Deterrence and the Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns ." Journal Of Legal Studies, Vol. 26, no. 1:1-68.
- Mustard, David B. 2001. "Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Sentencing: Evidence from the US Federal Courts." Journal Of Law And Economics, Vol. 44, no. 1: 285-314.
- Mustard, David B. 2001. "The Impact of Gun Laws on Police Deaths." The Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 44, no. s2: 635-658.
- Gould, Eric D., David B. Mustard, and Bruce A. Weinberg. 2002. "Crime Rates and Local Labor Market Opportunities in the United States: 1977-1997." Review of Economics and Statistics. (84):45-61.
- Mustard, David B. 2003. "Reexamining Criminal Behavior: The Importance of Omitted Variable Bias." Review Of Economics And Statistics, (85):205-211.
- Mustard, David B. 2003. "Culture Affects our Beliefs About Firearms, But Data are Also Important." University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Vol. 151: 1387-1394.
- Cornwell, Christopher M., David B. Mustard, and Deepa Sridhar. 2006. "The Enrollment Effects of Merit-Based Financial Aid: Evidence from Georgia's HOPE Scholarship." Journal of Labor Economics. Vol. 24, no. 4: 761-786.
- Grinols, Earl L. and David B. Mustard. 2006. "Casinos, Crime, and Community Costs." The Review of Economics and Statistics. Vol. 88, no. 1: 28-45.
- Grinols, Earl L., David B. Mustard, and Melissa Staha. 2011. "How Do Visitors Affect Crime?" Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Vol. 27: 363-378.
- Cornwell, Christopher M., David B. Mustard, and Jessica Van Parys. 2013. "Non-cognitive Skills and the Gender Disparities in Test Scores and Teacher Assessments: Evidence from Primary School." Journal of Human Resources. Vol. 48, no. 1: 238-266.