Nikolaos Zirogiannis

Assistant Scientist

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2013
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2009
  • M.Sc., University of Edinburgh, U.K., 2006
  • B.A., Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, 2003


  • Domestic Environmental Policy
  • Environment and People
  • Global Environmental Institutions and Development (Honors)
  • International Environmental Policy
  • Senior Policy Seminar
  • Water Policy and Economics


Dr. Zirogiannis is an environmental economist with a focus on energy policy research and applied econometrics. His energy policy work ranges from applications in the electricity sector (co-pollutant benefits of climate change mitigation policies in power plants), transportation (macroeconomic impacts of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards), and industry (upset emissions from refineries and chemical plants). He also works on dynamic latent variable models that are applied to the estimation of performance trajectories. The applications there range from measuring the performance of water utilities, assessing the cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease patients as well as estimating the human development status of nations across time.

Zirogiannis holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics.


  • William Dickinson Travel Grant, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
  • Carolyn Harper Research Fellowship, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Vijay Bhagavan Teaching Assistant of Distinction Award (2007), Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Short-term Consultant, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • Military service as an infantry private in the Greek Army

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