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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Carolyn Watson

Undergraduate senior finds economics offers a lens through which she can study people, decision making, and ultimately try to explain why things happen.

U-M Economists John Bound and Ariel Binder Explore Reasons Why Less-educated Men Face Declining Labor Prospects

When it comes to finding their place in the labor market, men without a college education in the United States face a complex array of forces including declining wages and fewer stable jobs.

It is perhaps fitting that as the University of Michigan begins to celebrate its bicentennial that an economic historian takes over as department chair. The celebration reminds us of all that we value about U-M. I look forward to a productive and exciting term ahead. Read more here.

--Professor and Chair of Economics, Paul Rhode