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Michelle Marcus

Assistant Professor of Economics
C Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Economics

Professor Marcus is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on determinants of child health and well-being, with a particular focus on environmental exposures and the effectiveness of regulation. Some of her recent research seeks to quantify the direct health impacts of important sources of pollution, such as leaking underground storage tanks, lead service lines, and drinking water contamination. Other work measures the effectiveness of regulation and the role of behavioral responses, focusing on maritime emission regulation and public notification requirements, for example. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the Review of Economics and StatisticsAmerican Economic Journal: Applied EconomicsJournal of Human ResourcesJournal of Health Economics, and Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.