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Christopher R. Jeffords

Office: McElhaney Hall, Room 213-B Chris Jeffords

Office Phone: 724-357-4856



PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut

MS, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut

MA, Economics, State University of New York at Albany

Advanced Graduate Certificate, Economic Forecasting, State University of New York at Albany

BS, Business Economics, Hofstra University

Areas of Expertise:

Applied Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, and Environmental Human Rights


Dr. Chris Jeffords is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. He has been a member of the Department of Economics since the Fall 2013 semester. He received his PhD and MS degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Connecticut (UConn). He also holds an MA in Economics and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Economic Forecasting, both from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Jeffords earned a BS in Business Economics from Hofstra University. He is an affiliate member of the Economic and Social Rights Group at the Human Rights Institute at UConn, and he recently spent a year as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Eastern Connecticut State University. Prior to attending UConn, Dr. Jeffords worked as a stockbroker intern for a discount retail brokerage and as an analyst for a machinery and equipment appraisal company. He has been teaching various economics courses since 2007.

Dr. Jeffords’ areas of expertise are applied microeconomics, environmental economics, and environmental human rights. His dissertation proposal was awarded the William R. Waters Research Grant from the Association for Social Economics for combining economic methodology and human rights research to address environmental issues spanning political, geographic, and temporal boundaries. His interdisciplinary research approach has led to publications in the Review of Social Economy, Empirical Economics, Human Rights Quarterly, The Connecticut Economy, and Asset Based Finance Journal. He also has two articles in an edited book volume entitled “The State of Economic and Social Human Rights: A Global Overview (Cambridge, 2013).”

Professional Website

  • Economics Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 213
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2640
  • Fax: 724-357-6485
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.