Cloe Garnache Ph.D.

Cloe Garnache

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., University of California, Davis
M.S., AgroParisTech, France
B.S., AgroParisTech, France

Dr. Cloé Garnache is appointed in the MSU tenure system and is part of the MSU Global Water Initiative. She teaches applied microeconomics and ecological economics. Her research interests are in environmental and natural resource economics, with a focus on water resources and fisheries management, water quality issues, adaptation to climate change, environmental policy design, and decision-making under uncertainty.

Her work addresses economic questions at the interface between natural resources, the environment, and agriculture such as the tradeoff between the provision of multiple ecosystem services on agricultural landscapes. For example, Cloé’s dissertation focuses on a water allocation conflict among farmers and fishers in California, and examines the role of institutions on the returns to ecosystem services. Another part of her research investigates the role of payment design for agricultural greenhouse gas offsets on abatement efficiency. Her research interests also include access to safe drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa, and she is now examining questions related to the adoption of water treatment systems and users’ preferences for point-of-use technologies.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Natural resource economics and management
  • Agri-environmental policies and institutions
  • Bioeconomic modeling and dynamic optimization

View Dr. Garnache’s website

Student Mentoring

Teaching Experience

  • AEC 891 – Mathematical Programming for Economists - Sec 1. (2014/Spring)
  • EEP 255 Ecological Economics Sec 1 (Fall/2014)
  • Co-teach AEC 900A-001 Applied Microeconomics 1( Fall/ 2014)

Tags: environmental and resource economics

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