Jamein P. Cunningham

Dr. Jamein P. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor in the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy at Cornell University. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Policy Analysis & Management and the Department of Economics. Dr. Cunningham is an applied micro-econometrician with a research interest in demography, crime, and poverty. His research agenda currently consists of four broad overarching themes focusing on legal aid and access to social justice, as well as how laws, regulations, and federal interventions influence individuals’ economic outcomes from marginalized communities.

Currently, Dr. Cunningham serves as a Faculty Affiliate at the Cornell Population Center and the Cornell Center for Social Sciences. He is also a Global Public Voices Faculty Fellow at Cornell University, an Emerging Poverty Scholar at the Institute of Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin and a Visiting Scholar at the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Dr. Cunningham holds professional memberships in the American Economic Association, the American Law and Economics Association, the Economic History Association, the Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network, and the National Economic Association.