I hold a PhD from the School of Public Affairs at American University with a conferral date of 31 December, 2019. My research focus is on applied environmental sustainability, economics, and policy, and in public administration theory.
I also hold an MA in Policy Economics from Tulane University, and I am qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.
My current research is focused on a number of interrelated concepts: the role of markets and private enterprise in sustainable development; environmental corporate social responsibility; labor market effects of climate change and environmental degradation; and public administration theory, including public management and governance for long-term sustainability.
Gordon, J, A., Chris M. Herbst, and Erdal Tekin. (2021). Who’s Minding the Kids? Experimental Evidence on the Demand for Child Care Quality. Economics of Education Review 80(2).
Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 25335 and as IZA DP No. 11985
Gordon, J, A. (tba). Climate and Productivity in Developing Countries – A Firm Level Approach. Submitted
Gordon, J, A. (2019). Green Capital and Prosocial Investing –evidence on returns from investor returns in the stock market. Work in progress
Gordon, J, A. (2019). Sustainable Public Administration. Work in progress
Wenjie Sun, Gordon, J., Pacey, A. (2016) From one to two: the effect of women and the economy on China’s One Child Policy, Human Fertility, 19:1, 1-2
Chunsheng Cai, Lau, A., Gordon, J., Yan, J., Sun, W. (2015) Does antibiotic use affect childhood asthma rates in China?, Journal of Asthma, 52:1
Jiang, C., Sun, W.-J., Wan, Y.-C., Wei, M.-W., Mu, Y.-P., Tarver, S. L., Gordon, J, … Wen, Y.-F. (2014). Modification of a Smoking Motivation Questionnaire for Chinese Medical Students. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 15(6), 2707–2711
Gordon, J (2019), Investors, Firms and Environmental Policy – using markets for sustainable development. Paper presenter, Ecological Society of America Annual Conference. Louisville, KY.
Gordon, J (2019), Green Capital and Prosocial Investing –evidence from investor returns in the stock market. 5th Annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop. Seattle, WA.
Gordon, J (2018), Green Capital and Prosocial Investing –evidence from investor returns in the stock market. American University School of Public Affairs Fall 2018 colloquium series invited speaker.
Gordon, J, Tekin, E, Herbst, C, (2018). Experimental Evidence on the Demand for Child Care Quality. Paper presenter, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference. Washington, DC.
Gordon, J (2018, June). Sustainability as a Core Focus for Public Policy. Paper presentation, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.
Gordon, J (2017), Public Management and the Limits to Economic Measures of Policy. Session chair and presenter, Canadian Society of Ecological Economics (CANSEE) 2017 annual meeting, October 2017, Montreal, Canada.
Duck Family Graduate Workshop Fellowship, Seattle WA (2019)
Neil and Ann Kerwin Doctoral Fellowship $10,000 (2018/19 – American University)
Environmental Defense Fund Fellowship $12,500 (2017)
American University PhD Assistantship and full four-year scholarship
Victorian Government Graduate Development Program (GRADS) participant (2011)
American Economic Association – Member since 2018
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand – Full Member since 2013
The American Finance Association – Member since 2019
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management – Student Member since 2015
The US Society for Ecological Economics – Member since 2017