Jay Shimshack

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics
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Jay Shimshack is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School. He received a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. from Cornell University. Prior to joining UVa, Shimshack held positions at Tulane University and Tufts University and a visiting faculty fellowship at the University of Michigan. His major fields are environmental regulation, environmental economics, corporate social behavior, and applied microeconomics for public policy. He is co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM), a leading economics field journal. His academic research has been published in Economic InquiryJEEM, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Health Economics, and elsewhere. He has advised the EPA, the FDA, the USDA, and other federal agencies; consulted for private organizations; testified before the US House of Representatives; and published numerous policy-oriented book chapters and reports. Teaching experience includes statistics and research methods, environmental economics and policy, public service learning, and microeconomics. At the University of Virginia, Jay teaches economics for public policy and benefit-cost analysis.