Cloé Garnache

Cloé Garnache

Ph.D., University of California, Davis
M.S., AgroParisTech, France
B.S., AgroParisTech, France

Assistant Professor

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle, Dr., Rm 211C
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 353 1870, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Biographical Information     (View Dr. Garnache’s website )

Dr. Cloé Garnache is appointed in the MSU tenure system and is part of the MSU Global Water Initiative. She teaches applied microeconomics and ecological economics. Her research interests are in environmental and natural resource economics, with a focus on water resources and fisheries management, water quality issues, adaptation to climate change, environmental policy design, and decision-making under uncertainty.

Her work addresses economic questions at the interface between natural resources, the environment, and agriculture such as the tradeoff between the provision of multiple ecosystem services on agricultural landscapes. For example, Cloé’s dissertation focuses on a water allocation conflict among farmers and fishers in California, and examines the role of institutions on the returns to ecosystem services. Another part of her research investigates the role of payment design for agricultural greenhouse gas offsets on abatement efficiency. Her research interests also include access to safe drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa, and she is now examining questions related to the adoption of water treatment systems and users’ preferences for point-of-use technologies.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Natural resource economics and management
  • Agri-environmental policies and institutions
  • Bioeconomic modeling and dynamic optimization