Donald Cox is Professor of Economics at Boston College. His current research focuses on intergenerational transfers of money and time, in both developing and developed countries. His latest paper deals with the evolutionary origins of paternal care. His research and teaching incorporate ideas from biology, psychology, and anthropology into economic models. He has published widely on these issues and presented his work at numerous conferences and seminars. Before joining Boston College in 1987, he served as an Assistant Professor at Washington University for six years and as an economist at Stanford University's Hoover Institution for two years. He also spent two years as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Professor Cox has also served as a consultant for The World Bank and a study section member at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Cox received his B.S. from Boston College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University.