Welcome to the Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE)!

MITRE is the exciting new intellectual hub of the Department of Economics.  Established in 2012 by a gift from a generous alumnus, MITRE will be promoting instructional excellence and research accomplishments for economics faculty and students at the University of Michigan.  

In the Department of Economics, our research and teaching cover a broad range of fields, including development economics, econometrics, economic history, industrial organization, international finance and trade, labor economics, macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, natural resource and energy economics, and public economics. MITRE provides resources for our faculty and students to conduct leading-edge research and to incorporate this knowledge into classroom instruction and research-based student learning experiences.

MITRE focuses on several major areas of academic life in the Department:

  • Doctoral Student Fellowships
  • Visiting Research Scholars
  • Faculty Research and Professional Development
  • Graduate Research Support
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities

More information about each of these areas and their MITRE programming is available throughout this website.  We invite you to explore MITRE and see how the Institute is shaping the academic experience for faculty and students in the Department of Economics!