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Christopher Timmins

Professor | Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
Gary J. Gorman Affordable Housing Professor
Grainger Hall

About Christopher

Christopher Timmins is the Gary J Gorman Affordable Housing Professor in the Real Estate and Urban Land Economics Department at the Wisconsin School of Business. Professor Timmins specializes in urban and environmental economics, but he also has interests in industrial organization, development, public and regional economics. He works on developing new methods for non-market valuation of local public goods and amenities, with a particular focus on hedonic techniques and models of residential sorting. His recent research has focused on measuring the costs associated with exposure to poor air quality, the benefits associated with remediating brownfields and toxic waste under the Superfund program, the valuation of non-marginal changes in disamenities, and the causes and consequences of “environmental injustice”.

Professor Timmins has previously served on the faculty at Yale University and Duke University. He holds a BSFS in International Economics from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Timmins, C. & Jowers, K. & Ma, L. (2022). Racial Gaps in Federal Flood Buyout Compensations AEA: Papers and Proceedings

Selected Published Journal Articles

Christensen, P. & Timmins, C. (2022). Sorting or Steering: The Effects of Housing Discrimination on Neighborhood Choice Journal of Political Economy

Timmins, C. & Vissing, A. (2022). Environmental Justice and Coasian Bargaining:? The Role of Race and Income in Lease Negotiations for Shale Gas Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Christensen, P. & Sarmiento-Barbieri, I. & Timmins, C. (2022). Housing Discrimination and Toxics Exposure Gap in the United States: Evidence from the Rental Market Review of Economics and Statistics

Gibbons, S. & Heblich, S. & Timmins, C. (2021). Market Tremors:  Shale Gas, Earthquakes, and Their Impact on House Prices Journal of Urban Economics

Bishop, K. & Kuminoff, N. & Banzhaf, S. & Boyle, K. & von Gravenitz, K. & Pope, J. & Smith, V. & Timmins, C. (2020). Best Practices in Using Hedonic Property Value Models for Welfare Measurement Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

Banzhaf, S. & Ma, L. & Timmins, C. (2019). Environmental Justice: The Economics of Race, Place, and Pollution Journal of Economic Perspectives

Banzhaf, S. & Ma, L. & Timmins, C. (2019). Environmental Justice: Establishing Causal Relationships Annual Reviews of Resource Economics

Freeman, R. & Liang, W. & Song, R. & Timmins, C. (2019). Willingness to pay for clean air in China Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Bishop, K. & Timmins, C. (2019). Estimating the marginal willingness to pay function without instrumental variables Journal of Urban Economics

Bishop, K. & Timmins, C. (2018). Using Panel Data to Easily Estimate Hedonic Demand Functions Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Haninger, K. & Ma, L. & Timmins, C. (2017). The Value of Brownfield Remediation Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Bayer, P. & McMillan, R. & Murphy, A. & Timmins, C. (2016). A Dynamic Model of Demand for Houses and Neighborhoods Econometrica

Muehlenbachs, L. & Spiller, E. & Timmins, C. (2015). The Housing Market Impacts of Shale Gas Development American Economic Review

Depro, B. & Timmins, C. & O’Neil, M. (2015). White Flight and Coming to the Nuisance: Can Residential Mobility Explain Environmental Injustice? Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Kuminoff, N. & Schoellman, T. & Timmins, C. (2015). Environmental Regulations and the Welfare Effects of Job Layoffs in the United States: A Spatial Approach Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

Spiller, E. & Stephens, H. & Timmins, C. & Smith, A. (2014). The Effect of Gasoline Taxes and Public Transit Investments on Driving Patterns Environmental and Resource Economics

Kuminoff, N. & Smith, V. & Timmins, C. (2013). The New Economics of Equilibrium Sorting and Policy Evaluation Using Housing Markets Journal of Economic Literature

Ellickson, P. & Houghton, S. & Timmins, C. (2013). Estimating network economies in retail chains: a revealed preference approach Rand Journal of Economics

Gamper-Rabindran, S. & Timmins, C. (2013). Does Cleanup of Hazardous Waste Sites Raise Housing Values? Evidence of Spatially Localized Benefits Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

DeLeire, T. & Khan, S. & Timmins, C. (2013). Roy Model Sorting and the Value of a Statistical Life International Economic Review

Timmins, C. & Bajari, P. & Fruehwirth, J. & Kim, K. (2012). A Rational Expectations Approach to Hedonic Price Regressions with Time-Varying Unobserved Product Attributes: The Price of Pollution American Economic Review

Presentations

NBER Summer Institute Real Estate (2024) Discrimination During the Eviction Moratoria

Auctions, Firm Behavior and Policy Conference (2024) Discrimination During the Eviction Moratoria

Conference On Housing Affordability, Office Real Estate, And Remote Work (2024) Discrimination During the Eviction Moratoria

UCLA Conference on Low-Income Housing Supply and and Housing Affordability (2024) Discrimination During the Eviction Moratoria

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