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Charles B. Sims

Director, Energy and Environment Program

Dr. Sims holds a joint appointment with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Department of Economics at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Sims, C., D. Finnoff, A. Hastings, J. Hochard. 2017. Listing and delisting thresholds under the Endangered Species Act. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 99(3): 549-570.

Sims, C., D. Finnoff, S. O’Regan. 2016. Public control of rational and unpredictable epidemics. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 132(B): 161-176.

Sims, C., D. Finnoff. 2016. Opposing irreversibilities and tipping point uncertainty. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 3(4): 985-1022.

Aadland, D., C. Sims, D. Finnoff. 2015. Spatial Dynamics of Optimal Management in Bioeconomic Systems. Computational Economics 45(4): 545-577.

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.

Contact Information

Charles Sims
1640 Cumberland Ave
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3340