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Cloé Garnache

Assistant Professor | Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics | Michigan State University | 446 W. Circle Drive | Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture | East Lansing, MI 48824-1039 | 517 353 1870 |

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I am an environmental and natural resource economist and part of the MSU Water Science Network. My research focuses on natural resource management, environmental policy design, and the valuation of ecosystem services. The majority of my work examines how policy design affects resource use and the value of ecosystem services, including wildlife habitat, recreational activities, and aesthetic amenities. The methods I use include microeconomic theory, econometrics, survey and experiment designs, non-market valuation techniques, dynamic programming, and bioeconomic modeling.

Peer-reviewed articles

Garnache, C. and Mérel, P.R. (2017) The Social Costs of Environmental Goods Provision: A Cautionary Guide to the Revealed-Preference Approach. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 44(4): xx-xx.

Garnache, C., Mérel, P.R., Howitt, R.E., and Lee, J.
(2017) Calibration of Shadow Values in Constrained Optimization Models of Agricultural Supply.” European Review of Agricultural Economics, 44(3): 363--397. (Lead article)

Garnache, C., Mérel, P.R., Lee, J., and Six, J.
(2017) “The Social Costs of Second-Best Policies: Evidence from Agricultural GHG Mitigation.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 82:39--73.

Klaiman, K., Ortega, D.L., and Garnache, C. (2017) Perceived Barriers to Food Packaging Recycling: Evidence From a Choice Experiment of US Consumers. Food Control, 73(B):291--299.

Klaiman, K., Ortega, D.L., and Garnache, C. (2016) “Consumer Preferences and Demand for Packaging Material and Recyclability.  Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 115:1--8.

Garnache, C., Swinton, S.M., Herriges, J.H., Lupi, F., and Stevenson, R.J. (2016) Solving the Phosphorus Pollution Puzzle: Synthesis and Directions for Future Research.American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(5):1334--1359.

Garnache, C. (2015) Fish, Farmers, and Floods: Coordinating Institutions to Optimize the Provision of Ecosystem Services. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2(3):367--399.

Garnache, C. and Mérel, P.R. (2015). “What Can Acreage Allocations Say About Supply Elasticities? A Convex Programming Approach to Supply Response Disaggregation.” Journal of Agricultural Economics, 66(1):236--256.

Working papers

Reeling, C., Garnache, C., and Horan, R. Efficiency Gains from Integrated Multipollutant Trading.

Horan, R., Reeling, C., and Garnache, C. “When the Levee Breaks: Linking Markets to Improve Trading Program Participation and Performance.”

Research in progress

“The Cost of Wildfires in Southern California  (with T. Guilfoos and S. Tanner)

“Effect of Changes in Site Attributes on Demand for Recreation” (with F. Lupi)

“Recreation Users' Preference for Site Attributes: A Combined Choice Experiment and Contingent Behavior Approach” (with F. Lupi and S. Tanner)

“Effect of Wildfires on Homeowners' Risk Perceptions: A Hedonic Analysis Approach” (with S. Tanner)

Efficiency Gains Arising from Dynamic Groundwater Markets  (with T. Guilfoos and J. Suter)

The Value of Groundwater in Water Banking Schemes

Modeling NonPoint Source Pollution Abatement Costs: All Models are Wrong but Some are Useful

Can Social Comparisons Nudge Farmers to Reduce Pollution? Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial (with J. Herriges and F. Lupi)


AFRE 900A: Applied microeconomics (PhD)                                                                        Fall 2014-2017
EEP 255: Ecological economics
(undergrad)                                                                          Fall 2014-2016
AEC 891: Mathematical programming for economists (MS)                                                  Spring 2014