Faculty Research

Supporting the professional development of the faculty in the Department of Economics is a critical component of the MITRE mission.  Two MITRE programs have been announced to supply resources to department faculty to support their research endeavors and provide opportunities to interact with colleagues at the forefront of economic research and education.  

The MITRE Faculty Research and Professional Development program supports faculty participation in teaching and research conferences throughout the world - both to share advancements we have made on the Ann Arbor campus and to acquire new ideas developed by others.

The MITRE Faculty Research Award is granted on a competitive basis to faculty with cutting-edge research ideas who are in need of funding to collect pilot data, acquire resources, facilitate collaborative projects or provide research assistance.  Awards are conferred after each of three application cycles per year.

The 2013 MITRE Faculty Research Award recipients are:

Manuela Angelucci
“The Effect of Stress on Choice, Productivity, and Income: Evidence from Manual Workers in Malawi”

John Bound & Jeff Smith
“Does Capacity Constrain Student Success in Higher Education?”

Jing Cai
“Micro Effects of Financial Deepening”

Matias Cattaneo & Jeff Smith
“Robust Nonparametric Inference in the Regression Discontinuity Design”

Javier Cravino & Andrei Levchenko
“Multinational Firms and International Business Cycles”

Ying Fan & Francine Lafontaine
“The International Expansion of Firms: Evidence from McDonald’s”

Jeremy Fox
“Applying the Merger Bidding Model to Understand Spectrum Policy and Flexible Radios and Carrier Entry Costs in Wireless Phones”

Shaun McRae
“Naturalistic Driving Data: Applications to Environmental Economics”

Linda Tesar
“Fiscal Austerity in Europe: Not Whether but How. A quantitative assessment of alternative austerity strategies”

Rebecca Thornton
“Resolution of Uncertainty through Testing: Pregnancy Tests and Adolescent Reproductive Health”

Ugo Troiano
“External vs. Internal Norms in Tax Compliance”

Warren Whatley
“The Origins of Customary Authority in Sub-Saharan Africa”