Economics Faculty Member Jeffords Hosted as Scholar-in-Residence in Global Environmental Constitutionalism

Posted on 4/2/2015 10:07:11 AM

Christopher Jeffords was one of six scholars invited to discuss Global Environmental Constitutionalism with faculty from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware.

According to an announcement by Interim Co-Dean and Professor of Law Erin Daly, the Scholar-in-Residence Program in Global Environmental Constitutionalism highlights “cutting edge research that lies at the intersection of human rights, environmental rights, and Constitutional law.”

Visiting from March 18–20, 2015, Jeffords discussed his recent working paper titled “A Panel Data Analysis of the Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Access to Improved Sanitation Facilities and Water Sources.” This paper builds on Jeffords’ previous research about the effects of constitutional environmental rights provisions on environmental outcomes in general.

As an outcome of this program, Jeffords is now working on a collaborative research project with faculty from Widener which explores the role of procedural environmental rights on environmental outcomes.

Here is more information about the Scholar-in-Residence Program.

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