In a paper appearing in the July 11 issue of Science, U-M Economics Professor Matthew Shapiro, doctoral student Michael Gelman and their colleagues report precise measures of how spending responds to the arrival of paychecks and government benefits.

Associate Professor Martha Bailey reviews the impact of the "Great Society" programs that were first announced by President Lyndon Johnson in his May 22, 1964 commencement address at the University of Michigan.

Monica Dorman & Yichuan Wang

Monica Dorman (econ '01) meets Yichuan Wang, the inaugural Gary Dorman Memorial Scholar, prior to her Econ 108 presentation on March 28, 2014

Deirdre McCloskey recently visited the Department of Economics as a MITRE Visiting Scholar.

Economics undergraduate Emily Chiu celebrated commencement with her family on May 3, 2013.

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David Lam, Economics Chair

It is an exciting opportunity to become chair of the Department of Economics.  The department has a long and impressive history, with many distinguished economists having served as chair.  I am proud to follow a recent group of outstanding department chairs who have provided wise and capable leadership during a period in which we hired many outstanding faculty and made important improvements to our already excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

Joel Slemrod has been a great department chair, widely admired by faculty, students and staff. More

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