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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

MS, Forestry, with a minor in Environmental Policy, University of Tennessee

BS, Forest Resource Management, University of Tennessee



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., D. Aadland, J. Powell, D. Finnoff, and B. Crabb. 2014. Complementarity in the provision of ecosystem services reduces the cost of mitigating amplified natural  disturbance events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(47):  16718-16723.

Sims, C., D. Finnoff. 2012. The role of spatial scale in the timing of uncertain environmental policy. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 36(3): 369-382.

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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