1. January 12, 2022

    Expert: Views on politics, science drive public response to pandemic

    Political persuasion and trust in science have weighed heavily on mask use and compliance with shelter-in-place policies in the U.S. during the pandemic, according to studies co-authored by a U-M doctoral student in economics.

  2. October 12, 2020

    U-M alum Paul Milgrom awarded Nobel Prize in Economics

    U-M mathematics alumnus Paul Milgrom was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in improving auction formats. He graduated from U-M in 1970.

  3. September 3, 2019

    Matthew Shapiro named director of Survey Research Center

    Matthew D. Shapiro has been named director of the Survey Research Center, the world’s leading university-based center for survey research in the social sciences.

  4. April 17, 2019

    It can be smart to get a tax refund and to spend it, study shows

    A U-M economist contributed to a new study that seeks to explain why people prefer to take a tax refund once a year, rather than reduce their withholding throughout the year.

  5. March 29, 2017

    Research looks at who gains most from high-skilled foreign workers

    Foreign computer scientists granted H-1B visas to work in the United States during the IT boom of the 1990s had a significant impact on workers, consumers and tech companies, U-M research shows.

  6. January 24, 2017

    Big Data research projects to seek insights from social media

    Two recently funded U-M research projects will use Big Data from social media to gain new insights into economics and the way people communicate about parenting and politics.

  7. November 18, 2016

    Michigan’s economy expected to grow amid political uncertainty

    Michigan’s economy starts its eighth year of post-recession recovery with continuing job growth on the horizon for the next two years, U-M economists say.

  8. November 17, 2016

    Annual forecast predicts U.S. economy poised for steady growth

    Annual unemployment will remain below 5 percent next year and overall economic-output growth will strengthen slightly through 2018, U-M economists say.

  9. November 23, 2015

    State’s economy to keep growing in next two years, economists say

    The Michigan economy has grown every year since it bottomed out six years ago, and the next two years will be no different, say U-M economists.

  10. November 19, 2015

    U.S. economy to grow at fastest pace in 10 years, forecasters say

    U-M economists say the annual unemployment rate likely will fall below 5 percent next year — the first time since 2007 — as the U.S. economy grows at its highest rate in a decade.