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.

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

Research opportunities for students

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


“High Times and Troubled Relationships: Recreational Marijuana Laws and Intimate Partner Violence,” with Alberto Chong (Georgia State University) and Revathy Suryanarayana (Cornell University). [Accepted, Economics and Human Biology]

“Recreational Marijuana Laws and Junk Food Consumption.” Economics & Human Biology (2020). Vol. 39: 100922. (with Alberto L. Chong)

“Free Trade Agreements and World Obesity.” Southern Economic Journal (2020). Vol. 87(1): 30-49. (with Alberto L. Chong)

“Marijuana and Alcohol: Evidence Using Border Analysis and Retail Sales Data.” Canadian Journal of Economics (2020). Vol. 53(2):563-591.(with Alberto L. Chong and Sungoh Kwon).

“Sex, Drugs, and Baby Booms.” Journal of Health Economics (2020) Vol. 70,  (with Alberto Chong and David Simon).

“Evaluating the Effects of River and Stream Restorations: Evidence from Recreational Fishing.” Land Economics (2020) Vol. 96, 75-91 (with Charles Towe, Daniel Trüssel, and Armin Peter).

“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).

”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 Herbst Hall, Storrs campus - 116B ACD, Avery Point campus
Office HoursBy appointment only
CoursesECON 1201 - Principles of Microeconomics;ECON 2311 - Empirical Methods in Economics