Dr. Zirogiannis is an environmental economist with a focus on energy policy research and applied econometrics. His energy policy work ranges from applications in the electricity sector (co-pollutant benefits of climate change mitigation policies in power plants), transportation (macroeconomic impacts of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards), and industry (upset emissions from refineries and chemical plants). He also works on dynamic latent variable models that are applied to the estimation of performance trajectories. The applications there range from measuring the performance of water utilities, assessing the cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease patients as well as estimating the human development status of nations across time.
Zirogiannis holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics.
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2013
- M.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2009
- M.Sc., University of Edinburgh, U.K., 2006
- B.A., Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, 2003
- Domestic Environmental Policy
- Environment and People
- Global Environmental Institutions and Development (Honors)
- International Environmental Policy
- Senior Policy Seminar
- Water Policy and Economics
- William Dickinson Travel Grant, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
- Carolyn Harper Research Fellowship, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Vijay Bhagavan Teaching Assistant of Distinction Award (2007), Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Short-term Consultant, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
- Military service as an infantry private in the Greek Army
In the News
- “Racial, Ethnic and Income Disparities in Air Pollution: A Study of Excess Emissions in Texas,” (with Z. Li, D. Konisky), PLOS ONE, (August 2, 2019)
- “Tying enforcement to prices in emissions markets: An experimental evaluation,” (with J.K. Stranlund, J.J. Murphy, J.M. Spraggon), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (Accepted 2019)
- “Overcoming the Shortcomings of U.S. Plug-In Electric Vehicle Policies,” (with S. Carley, S. Siddiki, D. Duncan, and J.D. Graham), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 113: 109291 (2019)
- "The Health Consequences of weak regulation: Evidence from Excess Emissions in Texas," (with A.J. Hollingsworth and D.M. Knoisky), working paper, (May 3, 2019)
- "The Effect of Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards on Vehicle Sales Projections: A Total Cost of Ownership Approach," (with D. Duncan, S. Carley, S. Siddiki, and J.D. Graham), Transport Policy, 75:70-87 (2019)
- "An Analysis of the Macroeconomic Effects of the 2017-2025 Federal Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards," (with S. Carley, D. Duncan, S. Siddiki, and J.D. Graham), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 38(3): 732-763 (2019)
- "Cost Implications for Automaker Compliance with Zero Emissions Vehicle Requirements," (with A. Jenn, S. Hardman, S, Carley, D. Duncan, and J.D. Graham), Environmental Science and Technology 53(2): 564-574 (2018)
- "Empirical Evaluation of the Stringency and Design of Renewable Portfolio Standards," (with S. Carley, L. Davies, and D. Spence), Nature Energy 3: 754-763 (2018)
- "Understanding Excess Emissions from Industrial Facilities: Evidence from Texas," (with A. Hollingsworth, D. Konisky), Environmental Science and Technology 52 (5): 2482-2490 (2018)
- "Dynamic Factor Analysis for Short Panels: Estimating Performance Trajectories for Water Utilities," (with Y. Tripodis), Statistical Methods and Applications, 27 (1): 131-150 (2018)