Charles Sims

Faculty Fellow, Baker Center for Public Policy
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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I am currently a Faculty Fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee.  I attended the University of Tennessee, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Forest Resource Management and an MS in Forestry, with a minor in Environmental Policy. After spending a year as a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee, I headed west to join the Economics doctoral program at the University of Wyoming. I then spent four years as an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economics at Utah State University.

My research is in applied microeconomic theory with a focus on management of natural resources, coupled human and natural systems, risk and uncertainty, invasive species, endangered species, public land management, optimal control theory, dynamic programming, real options, computable general equilibrium.

Recent Publications                                                                                     

Sims, C., D. Finnoff, J. Shogren. Taking One For the Team: Is collective action more responsive to ecological change? Environmental and Resource Economics forthcoming.
LaRiviere, J., D. Kling, J. Sanchirico, C. Sims, M. Springborn. Characterizing Uncertainty and Learning in the Economics of Resource and Environmental Management. Review of Environmental
    Economics and Policy forthcoming
Sims, C., D. Finnoff, A. Hastings, J. Hochard. 2017.  Listing and delisting thresholds under the Endangered Species Act. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 99(3): 549-570.
Sims, C., D. Finnoff, S. O’Regan. 2016. Public control of rational and unpredictable epidemics. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 132(B): 161-176..
Sims, C.
, D. Finnoff. 2016. Opposing irreversibilities and tipping point uncertainty. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 3(4): 985-1022.