January 12, 2022
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.
October 12, 2020
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.
September 3, 2019
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.
April 17, 2019
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.
March 29, 2017
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.
January 24, 2017
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.
November 18, 2016
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.
November 17, 2016
Annual unemployment will remain below 5 percent next year and overall economic-output growth will strengthen slightly through 2018, U-M economists say.
November 23, 2015
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.
November 19, 2015
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.