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Charles Sims

Faculty Fellow, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy,

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

PhD, Economics, University of Wyoming


Management of renewable resources, coupled human and natural systems, risk and uncertainty, invasive species, native pests, public land management, optimal control theory, dynamic programming, real options, computable general equilibrium.


Sims, C. 2013. Influencing Natural Forest Disturbance Through Timber Harvesting: Tradeoffs Among Disturbance Processes, Forest Values, and Timber Condition. American Journal of Agricultural Economics  95(4): 992-1008.

Sims, C. and D. Finnoff. 2013. When is a “wait and see” approach to invasive species justified? Resource and Energy Economics 35(3): 235-255.

Sims, C., D. Aadland, D. Finnoff, J. Powell. 2013. How Ecosystem Service Provision Can Increase Forest Mortality from Insect Outbreaks.  Land Economics 89(1): 154-176.

Sims, C. 2013. Hypothetical Market Familiarity and the Disconnect Between Stated and Observed Values for Green Energy. International  Journal of Energy Economics and Policy 3(1): 10-19.


Contact Information

Charles Sims
1640 Cumberland Ave
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3340
Fax: 865-974-8777

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