Irene Mussio

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I am a fifth year PhD student at the Department of Resource Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

My main interests lie in the intersection between health economics and experimental and behavioral economics. My current research focuses on investigating the relationship between health, risk and behavior using different tools, and in particular, experimental methods. I am currently interested in examining the interdependence between individual healthy and unhealthy decisions and in which way they are conditioned by risk preferences and individual and family history. My job market paper analyzes how normative messaging could be used to increase the likelihood of individuals getting a flu vaccine. In addition, I am also exploring how health and other individual characteristics such as income instability and job uncertainty act as background risk and impact risk preferences and higher-order risk effects.

You can read my CV here.


Contact information

Department of Resource Economics

410 Stockbridge Hall, 80 Campus Center Way

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts. 01003


You can email me at: imussiogarci at resecon dot umass dot edu


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