Christopher Timmins

Position title: Professor, Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, Wisconsin School of Business


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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.  He holds a BSFS degree from Georgetown University and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. Professor Timmins was on the faculty in the Economics Departments at Yale and Duke before joining WSB in 2023. His professional activities include teaching, research, and editorial responsibilities. 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 is a research associate in the Environmental and Energy Economics group at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has served as a reviewer for numerous environmental, urban, and applied microeconomics journals. He served as a co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management from 2010-2013, and was a co-editor and editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists from 2014-2020.  In 2021, he was named a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics.