Faculty & Staff Directory



Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Charles Holt is the A. Willis Robertson Professor of Political Economy at the University of Virginia, where he also teaches in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

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Edgar Olsen


Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Ed Olsen is a professor of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences, where he served as chairman of the Department of Economics, and a professor of public policy in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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John Pepper


Professor of Economics and Public Policy

John V. Pepper is a Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1996, and his B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University in 1987.

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Jay Shimshack


Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Jay Shimshack is Professor of Public Policy and Economics, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School. He received a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. from Cornell University. Prior to joining UVa, Shimshack held positions at Tulane University and Tufts University and a visiting faculty fellowship at the University of Michigan. His major fields are environmental regulation, environmental economics, corporate social behavior, and applied microeconomics for public policy. 

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Sarah Turner


University Professor of Economics and Education and Public Policy

Olsson Hall, Room 217

Sarah Turner is the University Professor of Economics, Education and Public Policy at the Batten School and the Souder Family Endowed Professor. Much of her research focuses on post-secondary education, where she explores the intersection of education and economics policies.

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