Last updated on: 6/12/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

D. Mark Anderson, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Economics at Montana State University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Our results suggest that the legalization of medical marijuana is associated with a 5 percent decrease in the total suicide rate, an 11 percent decrease in the suicide rate of 20- through 29-year-old males, and a 9 percent decrease in the suicide rate of 30- through 39 year-old-males.”

Cowritten with Daniel I. Rees, PhD and Joseph J. Sabia, PhD, “High on Life? Medical Marijuana Laws and Suicide,” The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Discussion Paper Series, Jan. 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Montana State University, 2011-present
  • Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Washington, 2009
  • Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Washington, 2008-2009
  • Statistics Intern, Montana Agricultural Statistics Service, 2005
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, University of Washington, 2011
  • MA, Economics, University of Washington, 2009
  • BS, Economics, Montana State University, 2005
  • BS, Mathematics, Montana State University, 2005
Other:

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  1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety, and Similar Mood Disorders?