Irene Mussio

Irene Mussio


My research interests include environmental, behavioural and health economics. I investigate the relationship between risk and behaviour using a range of tools, including experimental and valuation methods.  

I am currently working on two main lines of research: 1. The impact of environmental and natural hazards on individual behaviour, health and the perception of risk (mortality and the risk of climate hazards) in decision-making; 2. The analysis of individual preferences under different physical and mental health conditions. This includes incorporating mindfulness as a tool to understand behaviour under stress. 


  • PhD in Resource Economics, UMass Amherst
  • Masters in Economics, Universidad de Montevideo
  • Bachelor in Economics, Universidad de la Republica

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Decision Research