Gerald Visgilio, Professor of Economics, Associate Director, Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment
Professor of Economics
Associate Director, Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment
Joined Connecticut College: 1973
A.B., Providence College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
Environmental and natural resource economics
An economic analysis of law
A professor of economics, former chairman of the department, and currently an associate director of the Goodwin-Niering Center, Gerald Visgilio teaches courses in Microeconomics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Law and Economics, and The Economics of Antitrust Law and Policy.
Visgilio has been a visiting professor at Dartmouth College, a fellow of the Yale University Visiting Faculty Program, a visiting scholar at The Coastal Institute, Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island, and a visiting scholar at Yale Law School.
Professor Visgilio's most recent book, America's Changing Coast: Private Rights and Public Trust, edited with Diana Whitelaw, provides a comprehensive overview of important ecological, legal, and social issues associated with coastal resource management. His 2003 book, Our Backyard: A Quest for Environmental Justice, edited with Diana Whitelaw, is a collection of essays by nationally recognized scholars and local activists on the history, status, and dilemmas of environmental justice. Our Backyard is listed among the Outstanding Academic Titles in the January 2004 issue of Choice. Visgilio also is the author of several articles, book reviews, and economic reports.
As a member of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment, Professor Visgilio actively participates in organizing the Center’s biennial environmental conferences. These conferences provide a forum for academicians, concerned citizens, individuals from non-government organizations, and representatives of federal and state government to discuss a wide array of environmental topics. Past conferences have dealt with the recovery of northeastern forests, the plight of offshore New England fisheries, the status of the U.S. environmental justice movement, and the issue of development versus preservation in local coastal regions.
The article, "Our Changing Coast," by Gerald Visgilio and Diana Whitelaw, can be seen at CC:Online, Connecticut College Magazine.
Visit the economics department website and the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment website.