Dr. Jeffrey Alan Miron

Jeffrey Alan Miron, Ph.D is an American economist. He was our guest speaker for the “Medical Marijuana – Yes or No?” forum, representing the “yay” voice. He is Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.  Dr. Miron has previously served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Boston University. He has been the recipient of an Olin Fellowship from the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Earhart Foundation Fellowship, and a Sloan Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship. He has studied the effects of drug criminalization for fifteen years, and argues that all drugs should be legalized not just Marijuana and is author of the book “Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition.”  Dr. Miron has published more than 25 articles in refereed journals and 50 op-eds in CNN.com, nytimes.com, forbes.com, and other outlets.  Dr. Miron’s commentary on economic policy has appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and Fox television, BBC radio, and in dozens of others around the world.