Michael R. Moore

Professor; U-M Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability


PhD, University of Michigan (natural resource economics)

BA, University of Colorado (economics)



Michael Moore's teaching involves courses in microeconomics, environmental economics, and ecosystem services. His research interests include water resource economics and environmental economics.  He has ongoing research to develop models of the environmentally responsible consumer (with applications to consumption of green electricity); to study land-use adaptation to weather risk and climate change; and to value water quality using the hedonic price method.

  • 2016-2018: Restoration Economics: Investigating the Effects of Area-of-Concern Remediation on Residential Housing Prices and Neighborhood Demographic Characteristics. P.I. Michael Moore Co-P.I. Robyn Meeks Award/Years: $224,180. Organization: Michigan Sea Grant (NOAA)

  • 2012-2015: Advancing Offshore Wind Power Siting through Multi-criteria Assessment Integration P.I. Jarod Kelly Co-P.I. Michael Moore and others Award/Years: $299,933. Organization: National Science Foundation 

  • 2012-2014: Generating Revenue by Generating Green Electricity: Laboratory Experiments P.I. Michael Moore Co-P.I. Arnab Mitra Award/Years: $14,000. Organization: Erb Institute on Global Sustainable Enterprise (University of Michigan) 

  • 2011-2016: Extreme Events Impacts on Water Quality in the Great Lakes: Prediction and Management of Nutrient Loading in a Changing Climate P.I. Anna Michalak Co-P.I. Michael Moore (Social Science Lead P.I.) and others Award/Years: $4,992,854. Organization: National Science Foundation

  • 2010-2011: Are Birds Good for the Economy? Linking Ecology and Economics to Assess TwentyFive Years of the Conservation Reserve Program P.I. Michael Moore Co-P.I. Johannes Foufopoulos Award/Years: $15,000. Organization: School of Natural Resources and Environment (University of Michigan)



Phi Beta Kappa, University of Colorado (1977).

Summa Cum Laude, University of Colorado (1977).

Ayers Brinser Award, Outstanding Ph.D. student in Resource Policy, Economics, and Management; School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan (1985).

Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Four ERS Administrator's Special Merit Awards Five Certificates of Merit Two Certificates of Appreciation (1988-1995).

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