Michael Coon


(813) 258-7349




401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

JS 359

Meet Michael Coon

Assistant Professor, Economics

Education: 2012 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph.D.
2006 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.A.
2005 American University, B.A.

Courses Taught: Principles of Microeconomics
International Economics and Finance

Career Specialties: Michael Coon specializes in the economics of migration, international economics and economic development.

Professional and Community Activities: Coon's primary research interests are in empirical microeconomics, particularly in the areas of economic development, the economics of migration and income remittances, and household labor decisions, with a focus on Latin American economies. His recent and current work focuses on income transfers between migrants and their home countries, and how they relate to child labor, crime, financial development and foreign direct investment. He also studies how immigrants fare in the US, particularly how immigration laws affect economic outcomes of migrants. His research has been published in the Eastern Economic Journal, IZA Journal of Migration and IZA Journal of Labor & Development.

Coon has also led several service-learning trips in collaboration with H.O.P.E. (www.hopehaiti.org) to bring students to Borgne, Haiti, to participate in a school revitalization project.

Honors and Awards: Dr. Henry P. and Page Laughlin Faculty Professional Achievement Award (2015)
McCardell Professional Development Grant (2014, 2015)
AHANA-I Award for Promoting Campus Diversity (2013, 2014, 2015)
SAC Above and Beyond Award for Outstanding Teaching of Students with Disabilities (2008)
McNair Scholar
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Phi Theta Kappa