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Assistant Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University

Michelle Marcus is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Vanderbilt University. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received my Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University, and works primarily in the areas of health economics, environmental economics, and applied microeconomics.


  • 2017–2022
    Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University


  • 2017 
    Brown University, Ph.D.
  • 2011 
    Miami University, M.A.


  • 2022
    Testing the Water: Drinking Water Quality, Public Notification, and Child Outcomes, The Review of Economics and Statistics
  • 2021
    The Role of Parallel Trends in Event Study Settings: An Application to Environmental Economics, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • 2021
    Pollution at Schools and Children's Aerobic Capacity, Health Economics
  • 2021
    Going Beneath the Surface: Petroleum Pollution, Regulation, and Health, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
  • 2017
    On the Road to Recovery: Gasoline Content Regulations and Child Health, Journal of Health Economics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Transportation Economics in the 21st Century
    Funding Source:
    National Bureau of Economic Research
  • 2020
    Research Scholar Grant
    Funding Source:
    American Cancer Society
  • 2018
    Discovery Grant
    Funding Source:
    Vanderbilt University

Professional Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • American Society of Health Economists