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Michael Coon

Michael Coon

Assistant Professor of Economics

Tel: 301-696-3368 
Office: Rosenstock Hall, Room 118


  • 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 316 Game Theory
  • ECON 317 Economics of Development
  • ECON 410 Public Economics
  • ECON 480 Econometrics
  • ECMG 212 Statistics for Economics and Management


Professor Coon holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from American University in Washington, D.C., and master of arts and doctoral degrees 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, Professor Coon taught microeconomics and business statistics as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


  • “Financial Development and the End-Use of Mexican Migrants’ Remittances,” IZA Journal of Labor and Development, 2014, 3:7, doi:10.1186/2193-9020-3-7
  • “Walking ATMs: Do Crime Rates Affect Remittances of Mexican Migrants in the US?” Eastern Economic Journal, 2014, advance online publication 10 March, doi:10.1057/eej.2014.12