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 associate professor 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 an affiliate faculty member 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. Prior to attending UConn, 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. 

    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.

    Chris serves the department and university community in various ways. He is the co-advisor for the Economics Club and one of the founding members of the Minor in Sustainability Studies, for which he currently rotates in the teaching schedule of the required introductory course. Chris is also a member of the College Technology Committee and the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, and recently served as a member of the Middle States Reaccreditation Committee.

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