James A. Leitzel

Senior Lecturer and Executive Director, Undergraduate Program


Jim Leitzel is the Executive Director of Public Policy Studies in the College. Jim’s research concerns vice policy, law and economics, and transition economics, and his books include Russian Economic Reform (Routledge, 1995), Regulating Vice (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Jim teaches Behavioral Economics & Policy, Public Policy Analysis, and other courses in Public Policy, Economics, and Social Sciences.