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

Daniel I. Rees, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Denver
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 D. Mark Anderson, 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:
  • Professor, Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, 2008-present
  • Associate Editor, Economics and Human Biology, 2011-present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Population Economics, 2011-present
  • Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2011-present
  • Associate Editor, Economics of Education Review, 2009-present
  • Associate Professor, Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, 2000-2008
  • Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Colorado at Denver, 1993-2000
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics and Industrial Relations, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1992-1993
  • Instructor, University of Limburg (The Netherlands)
Education:
  • PhD, Labor Economics, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1992
  • MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1988
  • BA, Oberlin College, 1986
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety, and Similar Mood Disorders?