January 9, 2023
Ports set to grow state economy thanks to U-M students’ work
A new law that gives the state of Michigan’s 32 ports tools to expand and grow the maritime economy started out as a community project for a handful of U-M students.
January 24, 2022
Lockdowns saved lives, but not a go-to strategy moving forward
A study led by U-M shows the lockdowns implemented in the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic saved lives, but the decision to use them is much more nuanced.
November 19, 2021
Michigan economy recovering but inflation, supply strains concerning
Michigan’s economy is recovering from the pandemic-induced recession at a faster pace than previous downturns, but a sharp rise in inflation and supply chain difficulties have been souring perceptions of the economy.
March 10, 2021
U-M expert examines wealth inequality-reducing policies
To understand why rising wealth inequality does not equate to support for redistribution policies, the Ford School’s Charlotte Cavaillé says we must understand “the type of glasses that we wear to interpret the world.”
November 20, 2020
State forecast: Slow emergence from COVID-19 recession
Michigan’s economy is expected to gradually emerge from the pandemic-induced recession, but the pace and degree of the recovery will vary widely, U-M economists predict.
November 19, 2020
U.S. forecast: Economic growth slowing until vaccine is available
U-M economists expect a rebound in economic activity, falling unemployment and life returning to “close-to-normal” by the end of next year in the United States as the nation and world recover from the pandemic.
May 26, 2020
A look at COVID-19 research and activity across U-MThe COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the University of Michigan works on many levels, but it also has galvanized activity across the university as a broad range of academic, research and administrative units apply their expertise to this worldwide crisis. These synopses offer a glimpse into the variety of activity underway. Go online to…
April 27, 2020
U-M survey paints grim economic picture for Detroiters
About half of Detroiters say they are more likely than not to run out of money in the next three months due to the COVID-19 crisis, says results from a U-M Detroit Metro Area Communities Study survey.
March 19, 2020
U-M economists: New models see coronavirus-induced recession
U-M economists now expect a U.S. recession caused by the coronavirus, though a rapidly evolving, uncertain situation makes drawing firm conclusions difficult.
February 10, 2020
Forecast reports Detroit job growth higher than Michigan overall
In partnership with U-M, the city of Detroit has released its first forecast for the city, which shows ongoing gains in household income, employment and labor force participation through 2024.