Michele Baggio

Associate Professor

Subject Areas: Environmental and Resource Economics, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics.

I received a PhD. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland. From 2010 to 2013 I worked as a senior researcher and lecturer at the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2013 I joined the Department of Economics and the Maritime Studies Program in Avery Point.

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Ph.D., Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland 2012
M.Sc., Environmental Economics and Environmental Management, University of York 2001
B.Sc., Economics, University of Verona 1999

Courses Taught:
Principles of Microeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Empirical Methods in Economics I
Economics of the Oceans

Research Interests: Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Applied Microeconomics


“Sex, Drugs, and Baby Booms: Can Behavior Overcome Biology?” Journal of Health Economics. Accepted (with Alberto Chong and David Simon).

“The Effect of Anthropogenic and Environmental Factors in Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Evidence from Lake Zürich.” Natural Resource Modeling (2019) (with Jean-Paul Chavas, Salvatore Di Falco, Andreas Hertig, and Francesco Pomati).

“Evaluating the Effects of River and Stream Restorations: Evidence from Recreational Fishing.” Land Economics. Forthcoming (with Charles Towe, Daniel Trüssel, and Armin Peter).

“Marijuana and Alcohol: Evidence Using Border Analysis and Retail Sales Data.” Canadian Journal of Economics. Forthcoming (with Alberto L. Chong and Sungoh Kwon).

”Is Access to Medical Marijuana a Disamenity?” Economics Bulletin (2017) Vol. 37 No. 2 p.A114 (with Jinsub Choi).

“Optimal management with reversible regime shifts.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations (2016) Vol. 132, 124-136 (with Paul L. Fackler).

“Short-run economic benefits from water quality improvements: An application to the American lobster fishery of Long Island Sound.” Estuaries and Coasts (2016) Vol. 39(6), 1816-1826.

“Optimal Fishery Management with Regime Shifts: An Assessment of Harvesting Strategies.” Environmental and Resource Economics (2016) Vol. 64(3), 465-492.

“Modelling adaptation in multi-state resource systems.” Ecological Economics (2015) Vol. 116, 378-386 (with Charles Perrings).

“On the Consumer Value of Diversity.”Journal of Agricultural Economics (2011) Vol. 62(3), 604-629 (with Jean-Paul Chavas).

“Estimating Weight-Length Relationships without Individual Weight Data. An application to the American lobster (Homarus americanus) of Long Island Sound.”Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (2011) Vol. 21(4), 771-777.

“On Duality and the Benefit Function.”Journal of Economics (2010) Vol. 99(2), 173-184 (with Jean-Paul Chavas).

“On the Consumer Value of Complementarity: A Benefit Function Approach.”American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2009) Vol. 91(2), 489-502 (with Jean-Paul Chavas).


Contact Information
Phone+1 860 486 1489
+1 860 405 9035
Mailing AddressUnit 1063
Office Location313 Oak Hall, Storrs campus - 116B ACD, Avery Point campus
Office HoursBy appointment
CoursesECON 1201 - Principles of Microeconomics; ECON 2311 - Empirical Methods in Economics