Michelle Escobar Carias is a Ph.D. candidate in health economics at Monash Business School’s Centre for Health Economics.

Her research interest is in applied microeconomics, specifically health, development, and environmental economics.

Her current research explores the effects of environmental shocks on the health and economic preferences of vulnerable populations, especially those in developing countries.

Michelle’s ongoing and published projects range from the effects of earthquakes on child nutrition and education, how temperature affects preferences towards time and risk, to the effects of floods on the physical and mental health of adults and children.

For details about her publications, working papers, teaching experience, and media contributions visit her website.