Christopher R. Jeffords

Christopher JeffordsOffice: McElhaney Hall, Room 213-B

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


Chris Jeffords is an associateprofessor in the Department of Economics, and has been a member of the department since 2013. He received his PhD and MS degrees in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Connecticut. 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. His undergraduate degree is in business economics from Hofstra University. Jeffords is a faculty affiliate of the Economic and Social Rights Group at the Human Rights Institute at UConn and a member of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment. He is also serving a three-year term as the executive secretary of the Association for Social Economics.

Jeffords' areas of expertise are applied microeconomics, environmental economics, and environmental human rights. He has published articles in KYKLOS, Empirical Economics, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Economics Bulletin, Water Resources Management, Review of Social Economy, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, and Journal of Human Rights Practice, among others. He has also published various chapters in edited volumes through Cambridge University Press and Edward Elgar and has contributed to the United Nations report on implementing environmental rights.

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