Kaitlyn M. Sims


I am an incoming Assistant Professor of Microeconomics for Public Policy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, starting fall 2022. 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 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.)

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