Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics

University of Virginia
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

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 a former co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM), a leading economics field journal. His academic research has been published in JEEM, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Economic Literature, and elsewhere. He has advised EPA, FDA, USDA, DOL and other federal agencies; consulted for private organizations; testified before the US House of Representatives; and written translational research outreach. 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.