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

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

Upcoming talks: Southern Economic Association (November 20-22, 2021); 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