2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Recipient

Katharine Sims
Associate Professor of Economics, Amherst College

Kate Sims is an associate professor of economics at Amherst College and an affiliate of the environmental studies department. She uses microeconomic theory and econometric tools to study how land conservation policies simultaneously affect both environmental and economic outcomes. She has studied multiple policies including protected areas, payments for ecosystem services and local zoning in Thailand, Mexico, Nepal, and New England.


Project Title: Balancing Land Conservation and Development in the Long Term