Christopher D. Timmins
Professor of Economics
Christopher D. Timmins is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Duke University, with a secondary appointment in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. He holds a BSFS degree from Georgetown University and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. Professor Timmins was an Assistant Professor in the Yale Department of Economics before joining the faculty at Duke in 2004. His professional activities include teaching, research, and editorial responsibilities. Professor Timmins specializes in natural resource 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 until 2014, and now serves as an editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
- Ph.D., Stanford University 1997
- B.S., Georgetown University 1991
Freeman, R., W. Liang, R. Song, and C. Timmins. “Willingness to pay for clean air in China.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 94 (March 1, 2019): 188–216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2019.01.005. Full Text
Bishop, K. C., and C. Timmins. “Estimating the marginal willingness to pay function without instrumental variables.” Journal of Urban Economics 109 (January 1, 2019): 66–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2018.11.006. Full Text
Banzhaf, Spencer, Lala Ma, and Christopher Timmins. “Environmental Justice: the Economics of Race, Place, and Pollution..” The Journal of Economic Perspectives : A Journal of the American Economic Association 33, no. 1 (January 2019): 185–208.
Bishop, K. C., and C. Timmins. “Using panel data to easily estimate hedonic demand functions.” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 5, no. 3 (July 1, 2018): 517–43. https://doi.org/10.1086/696981. Full Text
Bayer, P., R. McMillan, A. Murphy, and C. Timmins. “A Dynamic Model of Demand for Houses and Neighborhoods.” Econometrica 84, no. 3 (May 1, 2016): 893–942. https://doi.org/10.3982/ECTA10170. Full Text
Muehlenbachs, L., E. Spiller, and C. Timmins. “The housing market impacts of shale gas development: Corrigendum.” American Economic Review 106, no. 2 (February 1, 2016). https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.106.2.475. Full Text
Muehlenbachs, L., E. Spiller, and C. Timmins. “The housing market impacts of shale gas development.” American Economic Review 105, no. 12 (December 1, 2015): 3633–59. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20140079. Full Text
Depro, Brooks, Christopher Timmins, and Maggie O’Neil. “White Flight and Coming to the Nuisance: Can Residential Mobility Explain Environmental Injustice?.” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 2, no. 3 (September 2015): 439–68. https://doi.org/10.1086/682716. Full Text
Kuminoff, Nicolai V., Todd Schoellman, and Christopher Timmins. “Environmental Regulations and the Welfare Effects of Job Layoffs in the United States: A Spatial Approach.” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 9, no. 2 (July 2015): 198–218. https://doi.org/10.1093/reep/rev006. Full Text
Spiller, E., H. Stephens, C. Timmins, and A. Smith. “The Effect of Gasoline Taxes and Public Transit Investments on Driving Patterns.” Environmental and Resource Economics 59, no. 4 (January 1, 2014): 633–57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-013-9753-9. Full Text
Collaborative Research: The Impacts of Racial Discrimination on Housing Choice and Welfare in the United States awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2021
Information Policy for the Development of U.S. Shale Gas Resource: Property Rights, Leases, Competition and Regulation awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020
Welfare Impacts of Housing Discrimination on Locational Choice awarded by University of Illinois at Urbana--Champaign (Principal Investigator). 2019