Samuel Bondurant (PhD Candidate, TAMU), Jason Lindo (Associate Professor, TAMU), and Isaac Swensen (Assistant Professor, Montana State university) recently published a memo on based on their research on the website “Econofact.” The memo, entitled “Access to Substance Abuse Treatment, Drug Overdose Deaths, and Crime,” discusses the life-saving and crime-reducing benefits of substance abuse treatment centers. It also discusses the drug epidemic more broadly and includes an interactive map showing drug-induced mortality rates and treatment provision across the United States.
The full article can be found here.
Samuel Bondurant is a 5th year PhD student at Texas A&M University. He is focused on Applied Microeconomics with an interest in health, crime and child abuse.
Jason Lindo is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University. His research is primarily focused on children and young adults, with an emphasis on health and education. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor.
Isaac Swensen is an Economics Professor at Montana State University. His focus area is Applied Microeconomics with a focus on Risky behaviors, crime and Health.