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. Nikolaos Zirogiannis is a resource economist specializing in applied econometrics, time series analysis, and environmental economics and policy. His work focuses on statistical models that measure performance of public and nonprofit institutions, such as water utilities and public universities, over time.

Zirogiannis's environmental policy research explores factors that drive differences in shale gas regulations among states. He has previously conducted work on cotton subsidies and their effects on Western African cotton producers, as well as examined the economic incentives of private homeowners to invest in wildfire prevention in the U.S. Great Basin region.

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 American Statistical Association.


  • 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

Selected Works