Economics Professor, Susan Dynarski, discusses the $4 million reseach training program grant awarded to U-M on June 8th. Click to read the press release.

Read Assistant Professor Ugo Troiano's co-authored op ed piece about his tax delinquency research appearing in the Tax Day issue of the New York Times

Thank you to our Economics Leadership Council and alumni for their strong and loyal support of our students. Go Blue!

The University of Michigan Department of Economics is ranked #11 on the Best Global Universities for Economics and Business List produced by U.S. News & World Report.

Econ student in Turkey

Economics faculty member Edward Cho in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Show us where YOUR Econ shirt is spending the summer by tagging umichECON on FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram!

In a paper appearing in the July 11 issue of Science, U-M Economics Professor Matthew Shapiro, doctoral student Michael Gelman and their colleagues report precise measures of how spending responds to the arrival of paychecks and government benefits.

Associate Professor Martha Bailey reviews the impact of the "Great Society" programs that were first announced by President Lyndon Johnson in his May 22, 1964 commencement address at the University of Michigan.

Monica Dorman & Yichuan Wang

Monica Dorman (econ '01) meets Yichuan Wang, the inaugural Gary Dorman Memorial Scholar, prior to her Econ 108 presentation on March 28, 2014

Welcome to the Department of Economics

Department of Economics and the Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE) will host a symposium highlighting the achievements of our alumni who have participated in our Undergraduate Research Seminars (Economics 495) 

On Friday, April 10, 2015 from 8:30am-4:00pm.

Speaker Information and Schedule of the Days Events



A Message from the Chair

Economics Chair

David Lam, Economics Chair

It is an exciting opportunity to become chair of the Department of Economics.  The department has a long and impressive history, with many distinguished economists having served as chair.  I am proud to follow a recent group of outstanding department chairs who have provided wise and capable leadership during a period in which we hired many outstanding faculty and made important improvements to our already excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

Joel Slemrod has been a great department chair, widely admired by faculty, students and staff. More

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Aaron Flaaen Presents at the IMF Fifteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference

Martha Bailey Examines the Impacts of the "Great Society"

Job Market Candidates 2014-2015

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Economics Undergraduate Students: Schedule an advising appointment online

RSQE Michigan and U.S. Forecasts


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