Area of Expertise
Environmental and ecological economics, Renewable energy economics, energy efficiency, biomass energy, urbanization environmental impacts, local food systems
MS in Community Development and Applied Economics, with graduate certificate in Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, 2006
PhD in Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Economics of aviation fuel decarbonization: A preliminary assessment. David Timmons and Rob Terwel. Journal of Cleaner Production 369, 2022, 133097.
- Energy efficiency and conservation values in a variable renewable electricity system.
- David Timmons, Khalil Elahee, and Ming Lin. Energy Strategy Reviews 43, 2022, 100935
- A cost-minimizing approach to eliminating the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions at institutions of higher education. David Timmons and Benjamin Weil. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 23, 2022 No. 3, pp. 604-621
- Monetary evaluation of co-benefits of nature-based flood risk reduction infrastructure to promote climate justice. Hannah Stroud, Paul Kirshen, and David Timmons. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 28, 2022, article number 5.
- Microeconomics of electrical energy storage in a fully renewable electricity system. David Timmons, Kahlil Elahee, & Ming Lin. Solar Energy 206, 2020, pp. 171-180.
- An economic assessment of near-shore wind farm development using a weather research forecast-based genetic algorithm model. A. Zaynah Dhunny, David S. Timmons, Zaheer Allam, M. Roddy Lollchund, & Tyagaraja S.M. Cunden. Energy 201, 2020, 117541.
- Cost minimization for fully renewable electricity systems: A Mauritius case study. David Timmons, A. Zaynah Dhunny, Khalil Elahee, Benjamin Havumaki, Mark Howells, Abdul Khoodaruth, Ariana Lema-Driscoll, M. Roddy Lollchund, Yatindra K. Ramgolam, Soonil D.D.V Rughooputh, & Dinesh Surroop. Energy policy 133, 2019, 110895.
- Location matters: Population Density and Carbon Emissions from Residential Building Energy Use in the United States. David Timmons, Nikolaos Zirogiannis, and Manuel Lutz. Energy Research and Social Sciences 22, December 2016, pp. 137-146.
- Decarbonizing Residential Building Energy: a Cost-Effective Approach. David Timmons, Charalampos Konstantinidis, Andrew Shapiro, and Alex Wilson. Energy Policy 92, 2016, pp. 382-392.
- U.S. Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Choices: Demographic, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors.
- David Timmons and Andrew Perumal. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 59, 2016 pp. 2179-2197.
- Contextual Density and U.S. Automotive CO2 Emissions across the Rural-Urban Continuum. Andrew Perumal and David Timmons. International Regional Science Review, 2015.
- Forest Biomass Energy: Assessing Atmospheric Carbon Impacts by Discounting Future Carbon Flows. David Timmons, Thomas Buchholz, and Conor Veeneman. GCB Bioenergy, 2015.
- Using Former Farmland for Biomass Crops: Massachusetts Landowner Motivations and Willingness to Plant. David Timmons. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 43(3), December 2014.
- Social Cost of Biomass Energy from Switchgrass in Western Massachusetts. David Timmons. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 42(1), April 2013, pp. 176-195.
- Estimating a Technically Feasible Switchgrass Supply Function: a Western Massachusetts Example. David Timmons. Bioenergy Research 5(1), March 2012, pp. 236-246
- Biomass Energy from Woodchips: Diesel Fuel Dependence? David Timmons and César Viteri Mejía. Biomass and Bioenergy 34(9), September 2010, pp. 1419-1425
- Direct food Sales in the United States: Evidence from State and County-Level Data. David Timmons and Qingbin Wang. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 34(2), February 2010, pp. 229-240.
- Local Foods: Estimating Capacity. David Timmons, Qingbin Wang, and Dan Lass. Journal of Extension 46(5), October 2008.
Professor Timmons is an ecological economist and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental and resource economics as well as microeconomics. He has also served as academic director for a study abroad program on renewable energy in Iceland. Professor Timmons is currently studying the economics of decarbonization and renewable energy, focusing on optimization of fully renewable energy systems. He has also studied biomass energy, urbanization environmental impacts, and local food system potential.