Chad Cotti, PhD

Associate Research Professor, Agriculture and Resource Economics (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research interests lie within applied microeconomics broadly, and more specifically within the fields of health economics and public policy. Many of the issues I study often focus on the unintended consequences (both positive and negative) of public policy on health outcomes, although within this research, and in addition to it, I also study many aspects of minimum wages laws, drinking and smoking behaviors, obesity, ethanol subsidies, the casinos industry, worker job satisfaction, and macro-level labor market matching issues. I enjoy conducting applied microeconomic research because of he tremendous opportunity to address interesting and relevant problems with a disciplined structure for policy analysis and problem solving. Over the next few years, I plan to continue to work on projects related to themes similar to my prior work and hope to branch out into other areas of applied health economics.


Ph.D. Economics, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, May 2006

M.P.A. Public Policy and Administration, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Policy, University of Wisconsin – Madison, May 2002

B.S. Economics (Quantitative), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, May 2000

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing Address1376 Storrs Road Unit 4066
Storrs, CT 06269-4066