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Michael Coon

Michael Coon

Assistant Professor of Economics

Tel: 301-696-3368 
Email: coon@hood.edu
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 118

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A. American University

Courses Taught

  • ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 306 Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 317 563 Economics of Development

Bio

Dr. Coon holds a B.A. in Economics from American University in Washington D.C., and his M.A. and PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research and teaching interests are in the microeconomic aspects of development economics, international economics, and labor migration. His current research examines the influencing factors of the flow, use, and economic impacts of income transfers between Mexican immigrants in the U.S. and their families in Mexico. Prior to joining the Hood faculty, Dr. Coon taught Microeconomics and Business Statistics as a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Working Papers

  • “Walking ATMs: Do Crime Rates Affect Remittances of Mexican Migrants in the US?”
  • “Financial Development and the End-Use of Mexican Migrants’ Remittances”
  • “Inter-Regional Differences in the Welfare Effects of Remittances to Mexico”