Kaitlyn M. Sims


I am a PhD candidate in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

My research is at the intersection of public health, the economics of violence, and environmental health hazards. Broadly, I am interested in the ways that individuals cope with uncertainty and social turbulence, including housing insecurity, domestic violence, and poverty. My job market paper, titled "Seeking safe harbors: Emergency domestic violence shelters and family violence," explores how local emergency shelter availability impacts the rate of domestic violence homicide. (Latest draft available here.)

I will start as an Assistant Professor of Microeconomics for Public Policy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in fall 2022.

For the most up-to-date copy of my CV, please click here.

Upcoming talks: Association for Public Policy and Management (March 27-29, 2022)

Zoom links for online talks will be posted as they become available.

Contact Information

Kaitlyn Sims


427 Lorch St.

306 Taylor Hall

Madison, WI 53706