Kaitlyn M. Sims


I am an Assistant Professor of Microeconomics for Public Policy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. I received my PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in spring 2022.

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 research includes data in all scales, including original data collection, "big" data and spatial analysis, program evaluation, and qualitative interviews. I have been published in such venues as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Journal of Public Health, Punishment & Society, and Critical Social Policy.

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Upcoming talks: WEAI 2024.

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

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