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Jay P. Shimshack

Professor
Unit: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Office location and address
Garrett 111
235 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

Jay Shimshack is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics 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.

BA Quantitatively Evaluating Food Safety Monitoring and Enforcement Tools
Source: University of California, Davis
March 15, 2018 – March 14, 2022
PPOL 6500: Topics in Public Policy
Credits: 1
Investigates a selected issue in public policy or leadership.
LPPA 7110: Economics of Public Policy II
Credits: 3
Prepares students to apply economic analysis to public policy problems. Topics include externalities, industry regulation, and policy problems of allocating resources over time. Examples will show a broad range of substantive applications to domestic and international policymaking.
PPOL 7110: Economics of Public Policy II
Credits: 3
Prepares students to apply economic analysis to public policy problems. Topics include externalities, industry regulation, and policy problems of allocating resources over time. Examples will show a broad range of substantive applications to domestic and international policymaking.