Welcome! I am the Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy. My broad research interest lies in the political economy of conflict and development. Much of my work focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of violence in the developing world. My research affiliations include the National Bureau of Economic Research ( NBER ), the Abdeel Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab ( J-PAL) , University of Chicago Crime Lab, Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development ( BREAD ) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research ( CEPR ).
"The totality of the evidence based on educated judgments about the best statistical models suggests that right-to-carry laws are associated with substantially higher rates" of aggravated assault, robbery, rape and murder, Donohue said in an interview with the Stanford Report. The evidence suggests that right-to-carry laws are associated with an 8 percent increase in the incidence of aggravated assault, according to Donohue. He says this number is likely a floor, and that some statistical methods show an increase of 33 percent in aggravated assaults involving a firearm after the passage of right-to-carry laws.