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 the public health, economics of violence and conflict, and political economy. Broadly, I am interested in the ways that individuals cope with uncertainty and social turbulence, including political instability and domestic violence. My job market paper, titled "Seeking shelter from the storm: Emergency domestic violence shelters and family violence," explores how local emergency shelter availability impacts the rate of domestic violence homicide.

I will be on the economics job market in 2021-2022, and I will be available for interviews around the APPAM, EEA, and ASSA meetings.

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Kaitlyn Sims


427 Lorch St.

306 Taylor Hall

Madison, WI 53706