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 housing insecurity, domestic violence, poverty, and political instability. 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 am on the 2021-2022 economics/public policy job market, and I will be available for interviews around the AAEA, APPAM, EEA, and ASSA meetings.

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Kaitlyn Sims


427 Lorch St.

306 Taylor Hall

Madison, WI 53706