Jay Shimshack

Jay Shimshack

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Research interests: environmental economics, applied economics, public policy

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Short bio

Jay Shimshack is Associate Professor of Economics at Tulane University and Director of the Program for Responsible Regulation at the Murphy Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. from Cornell University. His major fields are environmental regulation, environmental economics, and applied microeconomics and policy. Specific research interests include the monitoring and enforcement of environmental laws; corporate social responsibility; information, transparency, and advisories; and environmental health. His work has been published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Economic Literature, Economic Inquiry, and elsewhere. At Tulane, Shimshack teaches environmental economics, statistics, microeconomics, and the law and economics of compliance.

Selected publications

Thomas Lyon and Jay Shimshack. Forthcoming. Environmental Disclosure: Evidence from Newsweek's Green Companies Rankings. Business and Society.

Alan Barreca and Jay Shimshack. 2012. Absolute Humidity, Temperature, and Influenza Mortality: 30 Years of County-Level Evidence from the United States. American Journal of Epidemiology 176(S7): S114-S122.

Markus Kitzmueller and Jay Shimshack. 2012. Economic Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Economic Literature 50(1): 51-84.

Timothy Beatty and Jay Shimshack. 2011. School Buses, Diesel Emissions, and Children's Health. Journal of Health Economics 30(5): 987-99.

Wayne Gray and Jay Shimshack. 2011. The Effectiveness of Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement: A Review of the Empirical Evidence. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 5(1): 3-24.

Timothy Beatty and Jay Shimshack. 2010. The Impact of Climate Change Information: New Evidence from the Stock Market. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 10(1, Contributions): Article 105.

Jay Shimshack and Michael B. Ward. 2010. Mercury Advisories and Household Health Trade-offs? Journal of Health Economics 29(5): 674-85.

Christian Langpap and Jay Shimshack. 2010. Private Citizen Suits and Public Enforcement: Substitutes or Complements? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 59(3): 235-49.

Magali Delmas, Maria Montes-Sancho, and Jay Shimshack. 2010. Information Disclosure Policies: Evidence from the Electricity Industry. Economic Inquiry 48(2): 483-98.

Jay Shimshack and Michael Ward. 2008. Enforcement and Overcompliance. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 55(1): 90-105.

Timothy Beatty, Peter Berck, and Jay Shimshack. 2007. Curbside Recycling in the Presence of Alternatives. Economic Inquiry 45(4): 739-55.

Jay Shimshack, Michael Ward, and Tim Beatty. 2007. Mercury Advisories: Information, Education, and Fish Consumption. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 53(2): 158-79.

Jay Shimshack and Michael Ward. 2005. Regulator Reputation, Enforcement, and Environmental Compliance. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 50(3): 519-40.

Michael B. Ward, Jay P. Shimshack, Jeffrey M. Perloff, and J. Michael Harris. 2002. The Effects of the Private Label Invasion in Food Industries. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(4): 961-73.

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