Christopher Timmins

Department of Economics
Duke University
209 Social Sciences Building
P.O. Box 90097
Durham, NC 27708-0097
Tel: 919/660-1809
Fax: 919/684-8974

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NBER Program Affiliations: EEE
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Duke University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

February 2020Housing Discrimination and the Toxics Exposure Gap in the United States: Evidence from the Rental Market
with Peter Christensen, Ignacio Sarmiento-Barbieri: w26805
August 2019Spatial Misallocation: Evaluating Place-Based Policies Using a Natural Experiment in China
with Binkai Chen, Ming Lu, Kuanhu Xiang: w26148
December 2018Learning by Viewing? Social Learning, Regulatory Disclosure, and Firm Productivity in Shale Gas
with T. Robert Fetter, Andrew L. Steck, Douglas Wrenn: w25401

Published: Theodore Robert Fetter & Andrew Steck & Christopher Timmins & Douglas Wrenn, 2017. "Learning by Viewing? Social Learning, Regulatory Disclosure and Firm Productivity in Shale Gas," Academy of Management Proceedings, vol 2017(1).

July 2018Sorting or Steering: Experimental Evidence on the Economic Effects of Housing Discrimination
with Peter Christensen: w24826
December 2017Willingness to Pay for Clean Air in China
with Richard Freeman, Wenquan Liang, Ran Song: w24157

Published: Richard Freeman & Wenquan Liang & Ran Song & Christopher Timmins, 2019. "Willingness to pay for clean air in China," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, . citation courtesy of

November 2016Fear of Fracking? The Impact of the Shale Gas Exploration on House Prices in Britain
with Steve Gibbons, Stephan Heblich, Esther Lho: w22859
July 2014The Value of Brownfield Remediation
with Kevin Haninger, Lala Ma: w20296

Published: Kevin Haninger & Lala Ma & Christopher Timmins, 2017. "The Value of Brownfield Remediation," Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, University of Chicago Press, vol. 4(1), pages 197-241. citation courtesy of

January 2014The Housing Market Impacts of Shale Gas Development
with Lucija Muehlenbachs, Elisheba Spiller: w19796

Published: Lucija Muehlenbachs & Elisheba Spiller & Christopher Timmins, 2015. "The Housing Market Impacts of Shale Gas Development," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(12), pages 3633-3659, December. citation courtesy of

September 2012Shale Gas Development and Property Values: Differences across Drinking Water Sources
with Lucija Muehlenbachs, Elisheba Spiller: w18390
May 2012Meeting Urban Housing Needs: Do People Really Come to the Nuisance?
with Brooks M. Depro, Maggie O'Neil: w18109
November 2011Hedonic Prices and Implicit Markets: Estimating Marginal Willingness to Pay for Differentiated Products Without Instrumental Variables
with Kelly C. Bishop: w17611
July 2011A Dynamic Model of Demand for Houses and Neighborhoods
with Patrick Bayer, Robert McMillan, Alvin Murphy: w17250

Published: Patrick Bayer & Robert McMillan & Alvin Murphy & Christopher Timmins, 2016. "A Dynamic Model of Demand for Houses and Neighborhoods," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 84, pages 893-942, 05. citation courtesy of

January 2011Valuing the Benefits of Superfund Site Remediation: Three Approaches to Measuring Localized Externalities
with Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Ralph Mastromonaco: w16655
September 2010The New Economics of Equilibrium Sorting and its Transformational Role for Policy Evaluation
with Nicolai V. Kuminoff, V. Kerry Smith: w16349

Published: "The New Economics of Equilibrium Sorting and Policy Evaluation Using Housing Markets," with Nicolai Kuminoff and Kerry Smith. Journal of Economic Literature. Vol.51, No.4 (2013):1007-1062.

March 2010Estimating Network Economies in Retail Chains: A Revealed Preference Approach
with Paul B. Ellickson, Stephanie Houghton: w15832

Published: "Estimating Network Economies in Retail Chains: A Revealed Preference Approach," with Stephanie Houghton and Paul Ellickson. RAND Journal of Economics. Vol.44, No.2 (2013):169-193.

February 2010A Theory-Based Approach to Hedonic Price Regressions with Time-Varying Unobserved Product Attributes: The Price of Pollution
with Patrick Bajari, Jane Cooley, Kyoo il Kim: w15724

Published: A Theory-Based Approach to Hedonic Price Regression s with Time-Varying Unobserved Product Attributes: The Price of Polluti on (with Jane Cooley, Kyoo- Il Kim, and Christopher Timmins), American Economic Review , 102(5), 1898- 2926, 2012.

October 2008How Do Gasoline Prices Affect Fleet Fuel Economy?
with Shanjun Li, Roger von Haefen: w14450

Published: Shanjun Li & Christopher Timmins & Roger H. von Haefen, 2009. "How Do Gasoline Prices Affect Fleet Fuel Economy?," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 1(2), pages 113-37, August. citation courtesy of

The Impact of Piped Water Provision on Infant Mortality in Brazil: A Quantile Panel Data Approach
with Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Shakeeb Khan: w14365

Published: Journal of Development Economics Volume 92, Issue 2, July 2010, Pages 188–200 Cover image The impact of piped water provision on infant mortality in Brazil: A quantile panel data approach Shanti Gamper-Rabindrana, Corresponding author contact information, E-mail the corresponding author, Shakeeb Khanb, Christopher Timminsb citation courtesy of

September 2008Roy Model Sorting and Non-Random Selection in the Valuation of a Statistical Life
with Thomas DeLeire: w14364

Published: Thomas DeLeire & Shakeeb Khan & Christopher Timmins, 2013. "Roy Model Sorting And Nonrandom Selection In The Valuation Of A Statistical Life," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 54(1), pages 279-306, 02. citation courtesy of

April 2008Nonparametric Identification and Estimation in a Generalized Roy Model
with Patrick Bayer, Shakeeb Khan: w13949
March 2006Migration and Hedonic Valuation: The Case of Air Quality
with Patrick Bayer, Nathaniel Keohane: w12106

Published: Bayer, Patrick & Keohane, Nathaniel & Timmins, Christopher, 2009. "Migration and hedonic valuation: The case of air quality," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 1-14, July. citation courtesy of

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