Economics Research at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan offers a rich opportunity for collaborative research. Department of Economics faculty and students actively partner with researchers across campus in interdisciplinary endeavors that the U-M both encourages and facilitates. Campus units that we most frequently engage with include: 

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is one of the nation’s top policy schools, providing research, teaching and public discussion on current national and international policy issues. The School’s mission is to offer outstanding education for leadership in public policy analysis and public management and to excel in social science research that illuminates public policy issues and promotes better public policy. More

Institute for Social Research (ISR)

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) is the world's largest academic social science survey and research organization. ISR is a leader in developing and applying new social science methods, and is committed to educating the next generation of social scientists. After a rich 60-year history, ISR continues to broaden its scientific reach through international ventures and new collaboration with federal agencies, foundations, corporations, and private individuals. More 

Law School

For 150 years, the University of Michigan’s Law School has offered its students one of the world’s finest legal educations in a setting of stunning physical beauty. Among Michigan Law’s 20,500+ alumni can be found leaders in law, business, and public service in countries across the globe. More 

Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE)

Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE)

RSQE is an economic modeling and forecasting unit which has been in operation at the University of Michigan since 1952. Four times a year, RSQE provides forecasts of both the U.S. national economy and the Michigan economy. Summaries of the latest RSQE forecasts are always available on the RSQE website. The University of Michigan’s Annual Economic Outlook Conference, the longest-running such event in the United States, is put on by RSQE and is held in Ann Arbor each November. More

Ross School of Business

The Ross School of Business is committed to action-based learning, an approach to instruction that exposes both students and faculty to real-world challenges faced by actual businesses and organizations. The School’s goal is to prepare graduates to lead diverse teams, consider the role of business in society, and build organizational cultures that foster innovation. More

Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Electronic Transactions (STIET) Program

The STIET program brings together faculty and doctoral students from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University in research, training, and outreach, through an incentive-centered design (ICD) approach to modern information systems. System performance depends on the strategic behavior of autonomous, self-interested humans; therefore STIET draws on theories of rational decision-making, game-theoretic models of strategic interaction, and economic, psychological, and other social science theories of motivation to form a principled grounding for system design. More

The Office of Tax Policy Research

The Office of Tax Policy Research (OTPR) is a research office at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. OTPR supports and disseminates academic research on all aspects of the tax system, with the goal of informing discussion about the future course of policy. OTPR is non-partisan and advocates no particular policies. More