Stephen W. Salant

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Professor of Economics (on leave Winter 2014)

611 Tappan
254 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

Office Location(s): 254 Lorch Hall
Phone: 734.764.2370
Fax: 734.764.2769
ssalant@umich.edu
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Fields of Study
    • Natural Resource Economics
      Experimental Economics
      Industrial Organization
      Microeconomic Theory
  • About

    Professor Salant is an applied microtheorist with specialization in the fields of industrial organization and natural resource economics. Among the subjects he has addressed in his research are: the appropriate interpretation of government statistics on the duration of unemployment, the effects of anticipated and actual government policies on the price of gold, the cause of speculative attacks on government bufferstocks, the future behavior of OPEC, the design of a self-enforcing international agreements among oil-consuming nations, the effects of treble-damage penalties on price-fixing behavior, and the economic decisions of organizations (agricultural marketing boards, cartels, international commodity organizations, prorationing boards, etc.) which select quantity restrictions by voting processes.

  • Education
    • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1973