Dr. Cotti is the Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, as well as a Research Affiliate of the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining Michigan State, Dr. Cotti was the Oshkosh Corporation Endowed Professor and John McNaughton Rosebush Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Dr. Cotti’s research fits broadly within health economics and public policy, where he has studied a wide range of topics, including tobacco control policies, drunk driving, food stamp distribution, and several areas related to health outcomes. His work has appeared in several leading journals in economics, including the Review of Economics & Statistics, Social Science & Medicine, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Dr. Cotti’s research has also been covered by many prominent media sources, such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The New York Times Magazine, and The Washington Post.
Dr. Cotti holds a B.S. in Quantitative Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, an M.P.A. from the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.