Michelle Andrea Phillips

Lecturer, Economics Department.

Research Associate, Public Utility Research Center.



Contact Information

Email   Phone: (352) 392-5017, Office: 334 MAT, Mailing address: PO Box 117140, Gainesville, FL 32611

Office Hours (Spring 2018)

Mondays 1:45-4:45 or by appointment

Courses (Spring/Fall)

Intermediate Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Empirical Research, Economics of Sustainability,


Inefficiency in Japanese water utility firms: A stochastic frontier approach. Journal of Regulatory Economics. October 2013, 44(2): 197-214.

State involvement in limiting textbook choice by school districts. Public Choice. July 2014, 160(1): 181-203

Consolidation of municipality-owned water suppliers in Japan (with Mahelet Fikru). Water Science and Technology: Water SupplyJune 2016, 16(3): 695-702.

The low cost of quality improvements in the electricity distribution sector of Brazil (Maria Luisa Corton, Aneliese Zimmermann and Michelle Phillips). Energy Policy. October 2016, 97: 485-493.

The Influence of the Regulatory Environment on Chinese Urban Water Utilities (with Fan Li), Water Resources Management. 2017, 31(1):205–218.

Data Availability as a Key Tool for Regulating Government-Owned Water Utilities (with Sanford V. Berg), Utilities Policy. December 2017, 49(30-37).

The Wage Impacts of Teachers Unions: A Meta-Analysis (with Jessica Merkle), Contemporary Economic Policy. January 2018, 36(1): 93-115.

New Soil Index Development and Integration with Econometric Theory (Katsutoshi Mizuta, Sabine Grunwald, Michelle Phillips), Soil Science Society of America Journal. Forthcoming. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2017.11.0378

Areas of Interest/Research

Infrastructure Economics, Public Economics

For Students:

For Letters of recommendation and Thesis information, please follow the link on the left frame.

Research assistant positions: http://www.nber.org/jobs/nonnberjobs.html