Associate Professor - Economics
Ph.D., Indiana University, Economics, 2004
M.A., Indiana University, Economics, 2001
B.S., University of Evansville, Mathematics, 1999
Dr. Zimmer’s research focuses on using statistical copula functions to model microeconomic phenomena. His book on copulas, entitled “Copula Modeling: An Introduction for Practitioners,” is a standard graduate-level reference. He has authored almost 50 articles in academic journals, including Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Econometrics Journal, and Health Economics. His research is cited in the most widely used PhD-level econometrics textbooks. His work on education reform has been profiled in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He has served as a consultant for the British National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He also coordinates the WKU departmental research seminar series. Prior to joining the WKU faculty, he worked as a staff economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in one of its antitrust enforcement units.
Areas of Expertise
- Health Economics
- Labor Economics
- Applied Microeconomics
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