Sylvia Brandt

Associate professor of resource economics and the Center for Public Policy and Administration

Asthma and chronic illnesses, children’s health and the environment, valuing health impacts, hospital readmissions and medicare reimbursements, fishery management and over-fishing

Phone: (o) 413/545-5722

Email: brandt@resecon.umass.edu

Sylvia Brandt’s research focuses on two different areas where traditional economic theories have failed to solve difficult problems in the allocation of public goods: chronic illness and fisheries management.

Some of her recent work has focused on the correlation between traffic-related pollution and childhood asthma in Los Angeles County, and the impact measurements of potentially preventable readmissions have on Medicare reimbursements paid to American hospitals.

Brandt also studies the impacts of new regulations on commercial fisheries in response to their ongoing depletion and the threats caused by climate change.

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