Michelle Andrea Phillips



Ph.D., Economics, University of Florida, 2012

M.A., Economics, University of Florida, 2011

B.S., Economics, University of Central Florida, 2007


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. Forthcoming.

The Wage Impacts of Teachers Unions: A Meta-Analysis (with Jessica Merkle), Contemporary Economic Policy. Forthcoming.

Areas of Interest/Research

IO, Public Economics

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 392-5017
Office: 334 MAT

Mailing address: PO Box 117140, Gainesville, FL 32611

Office Hours (Spring 2017)

Tuesdays 11:30am-3:30pm

Courses Taught

Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Public Choice, Economics of Energy Sustainability, Empirical Research, Economics of Sustainability