Jamein P. Cunningham
    Assistant Professor
    Portland State University


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    Dr. Jamein P. Cunningham is an assistant professor in the Economics Department at Portland State
    University. His teaching interests include labor economics, economics of crime, demography, and
    microeconometrics. He is currently the instructor for applied econometrics, labor economics, and
    Race & Ethnicity in the Economy.
    Prior to 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. His
    research areas are in Crime, Law, and Poverty with field specialization in Labor and Macroeconomics.
    These interests are reflected in his most recent project that examines the impact of the introduction
    of federally funded legal services on crime and crime reporting. He uses the city level roll-out of
    legal service grants to estimate the causal effect of the program on crime. Other research projects
    examine legal services influence on divorce, as well as a study on incumbent mayors response to crime
    and the staffing of the police department during election cycles.
    Dr. Cunningham is the 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
    obtained a Masters degree in Economics from the University of North Texas. Currently, Dr.
    Cunningham holds professional memberships in the American Economic Association, the Western
    Economic Association International, the American Law and EconomicsAssociation, and the National
    Economic Association.

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(503) 725-3934
Portland State University
Department of Economics
1721 SW Broadway, Cramer Hall
Suite 241-R
Portland, OR 97201