Education: U. of Florida, Ph.D. in Economics, 2012. U of Florida, M.A. in Economics, 2011. U of Central Florida B.S. in Economics 2007
Fields of Interest: Empirical Microeconomics: Public (Political economy, Education, Government/Institutions), Industrial Organization (Institutions/Regulation)
Phillips, Michelle. 2013. ”Inefficiency in Japanese water utility firms: A stochastic frontier approach.” Journal of Regulatory Economics. Vol 44, Issue 2, pp197-214. Link to article.
Phillips, Michelle. 2013. ”State involvement in limiting textbook choice by school districts.” Public Choice. Published online February 2013.
Work in progress
Consolidation in the Japanese water supply industry (with M. Fikkru)
Toward a more general theory of teachers’ unions: Identification and interaction of union and district power (with J. Merkle)
Tiebout sorting trends revisited (with J. Merkle)
Syringe exchange program limits (with J. Merkle)
Public Choice Society Conference, March 2011 & March 2013
Second World Congress of the Public Choice Societies, March 2012
The Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society (IRES) Graduate Student Workshop, Chapman University, Orange, CA, June 2012
Honors and Awards:
Edward Zabel Award for outstanding dissertation research, University of Florida, 2011
Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for best second-year paper, University of Florida, 2010
Economics Faculty of the Year Teaching Award 2010-2011, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, 2011
Selected as one of the top campus winners of the 7th annual Freshman Engineering Program “We love your class” vote (freshmen engineering students vote for their favorite professors), Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2013.
Lockhart Award, travel support, University of Florida, 2011 and 2012
Recipient of McKnight Doctoral Fellowship for minorities, 2007-2012
- Missouri University of Science and Technology, Assistant Teaching Professor (non-Tenure Track), 2012- present.
Fall 2012 and Fall 2013: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sections), Spring 2013: Principles of Macroeconomics (2 sections) and Principles of Microeconomics (1 section),
- University of Florida, Fall 2010 and Fall 2011: Lecturer, Intermediate Microeconomics
- Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, World Bank, May 2008-August 2008
Short term consultant
- University of Florida, August 2007-July 2011
Research Assistant for Dr. Sanford Berg
Teaching Assistant for Dr. Sanford Berg’s MBA and MSM Managerial Economics Courses
Contemporary Economic Policy
Languages: English (advanced), Spanish (advanced)