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Economics Professor Receives $2.1 Million from NSF for Big Data Project

Martha J. Bailey, associate professor of economics, has been awarded a grant of over $2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the creation of the Longitudinal Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-Database (or LIFE-M).

Anne-Katrin Roesler wins 2015 FEEM award

"...nowadays it’s not the main challenge anymore to gather enough information, but the bottleneck is rather the limited capacity of a decision-maker to pay attention to all of this information."

Greetings!  I am honored and excited to chair the Department of Economics during the 2015-2016 academic year.  For more than four decades now, the Michigan environment has offered me amazing opportunities to learn, to achieve, and to enjoy.  My goal is to enable all members of our departmental community—our faculty, our staff, our students, our visitors, and our alumni—to experience similar feelings about their time in and around Lorch Hall.  Read more here.

--Shorey Peterson Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Chair of Economics, Jim Adams

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