Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics

  1. November 21, 2019

    U.S. economy set to continue slow and steady growth

    After its longest expansion in history this summer, the U.S. economy is expected to continue to grow but at a slower pace, say U-M economists in their latest quarterly forecast.

  2. July 15, 2019

    Top research universities to partner with Detroit on economic forecasting

    A U-M unit will lead a partnership with Michigan State and Wayne State universities to provide Detroit-specific economic data analysis and forecasting services to Michigan’s largest city.

  3. November 16, 2018

    State economy poised for record job growth, U-M economists say

    Michigan sits on the brink of its longest period of job growth since the World War II era, U-M economic forecasters say in their annual analysis of the state’s economy.

  4. November 17, 2017

    Michigan’s economy positioned to withstand NAFTA withdrawal

    The Michigan economy would likely absorb a negative shock related to a pullout or weakening of the North American Free Trade Agreement fairly well, U-M economists say.

  5. November 16, 2017

    U.S. economy grows but no Trump bump yet, U-M economists say

    U-M economists project overall economic output growth will rise from an average of 1.5 percent last year to 2.2 percent during 2017, 2.5 percent in 2018 and 2.1 percent in 2019.

  6. February 7, 2017

    Gabriel Ehrlich named director of U-M economic forecasting unit

    Gabriel Ehrlich is the new director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, U-M’s economic modeling and forecasting unit.

  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.