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Jurgen Brauer: Supply and Demand in the U.S. Firearms Industry

A Data-Based Exploration

Date of Lecture: October 18, 2016

Jurgen BrauerAbout the Speaker: Jurgen Brauer is professor of economics at Augusta University's Hull College of Business and visiting professor of economics at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Widely and prominently published, he has been a Peace Fellow of the United States Institute of Peace and is co-founder and co-editor of "The Economics of Peace and Security Journal."

About the Talk: Using his own method for interpreting data, Brauer shares statistics on gun violence, the supply of new and used domestic and imported firearms, and the demand, adjusted to reflect changes to state laws and automatic background checks. He shows correlations between the talk of gun control that follows mass shootings and increased gun sales. 

His talk is co-sponsored by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, the W. Arthur Garrity Professorship in Human Nature, Ethics and Society, and the Department of Economics and Accounting.