Thomas Miceli


Subject Areas: Law and Economics, Urban Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Thomas J. Miceli received his Ph.D. in economics from Brown University in 1988, and has been a professor at the University of Connecticut since 1987. His research is largely in the area of law and economics, with particular emphasis on land use and property law. He is a recognized authority on the economics of eminent domain, a subject on which he has written three books, two in collaboration with Kathleen Segerson. He has also published undergraduate and graduate level textbooks on law and economics. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for the International Review of Law and Economics. While at UConn, he has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in microeconomic theory, urban economics, public finance, and law and economics. In his free time, he is an accomplished artist and baseball coach.

Ph.D., Economics, Brown University
B.A., Economics, Wesleyan University

Honors and Appointments:

–2014 Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, Award for Excellence in Research
— 2009 Grillo Family Award for Excellence in Teaching
— 2004 Grillo Family Award for Excellence in Research

Courses Taught:
Urban and Regional Economics
Economics of the Law
— Microeconomics (Graduate Level)

Research Interests: The Economics of Eminent Domain, the Economics of State

Selected Publications
The Economic Theory of Eminent Domain: Private Property, Public Use (2011) Cambridge University Press.

The Economic Approach to Law (2009, 2nd ed) Stanford University Press.

“A Question of Title: Property Rights and Asset Values,”Regional Science and Urban Economics (2011) 41, 499-507 (with Henry Munneke, C.F. Sirmans, and Geoffrey Turnbull).

“Free Riders, Holdouts, and Public Use: A Tale of Two Externalities,”Public Choice (2011) 148(1-2), 105-117.

“State and Religion,”Journal of Comparative Economics (2009) 37(3), 402-416 (with Metin M. Cosgel).