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Faculty Research

Supporting the professional development of the faculty in the Department of Economics is a critical component of the MITRE mission.  Two MITRE programs have been announced to supply resources to department faculty to support their research endeavors and provide opportunities to interact with colleagues at the forefront of economic research and education.  

The MITRE Faculty Research and Professional Development program supports faculty participation in teaching and research conferences throughout the world - both to share advancements we have made on the Ann Arbor campus and to acquire new ideas developed by others.

The MITRE Faculty Research Award is granted on a competitive basis to faculty with cutting-edge research ideas who are in need of funding to collect pilot data, acquire resources, facilitate collaborative projects or provide research assistance.  Awards are conferred after each of three application cycles per year.

2021 MITRE Faculty Research Award Recipients

Ashley Craig
Using Network Data to Measure Social Returns and Improve Targeting of Crime-Reduction Interventions

Pablo Ottonello
Macroeconomic Policies During Financial Crises

2020 MITRE Faculty Research Award Recipients

Dominick Bartelme
“Trade Patterns and Real Income”

Lauren Bergquist
“Quality Upgrading and Competition: Theory and Evidence from Uganda’s Coffee Sector”

Pablo Ottonello
“Misallocation over the Business Cycle”

Matthew Shapiro
“Cognitive Economics Study 2019”

Dean Yang
“Barriers to Adherence to Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Mozambique”
“Accelerating Changes in Norms about Social Distancing to Combat COVID-19”

2019 MITRE Faculty Research Award Recipients

Martha Bailey
“Reexamining the Impact of the U.S. Equal Pay Act”

Lauren Bergquist
“Quality Upgrading and Competition" Theory and Evidence from Uganda's Coffee Sector”

Andres Blanco
“The Nominal Anchor: Measurement and Theory”

Zachary Brown
“Endogenous Information Acquisition and Insurance Choice”

Michael Mueller-Smith
“Research Applications of CJARS in Michigan”

Pablo Ottonello
“Price Dispersion and Search Frictions in the Capital Market”

Matthew Shapiro
“The impact of older adults’ cognition on health and economic outcomes”

Dmitriy Stolyarov
“Understanding Interest Rate Trends in a Global Context”

Marlous van Waijenburg
“New frontiers in the study of Africa’s economic past”

Dean Yang
“Barriers to Adherence to Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Mozambique”

2018 MITRE Faculty Research Award Recipients

Andres Blanco
“Reset prices and the importance of nominal price rigidities”

Joel Slemrod
“Bunching Estimators: Identi fication, Estimation and Inference”

Javier Cravino
“Income-Specific Consumption Baskets and the Interaction between Inequality and Monetary Policy”

Ying Fan
“The Welfare Effect of Demand Subsidy with a Supplier Bidding: A Study of the Cellphone Market in China”

Shaowei Ke
“A Revealed Preference Foundation for Deep-Learning Forecasting”
“TRAVEL: A Revealed Preference Foundation for Deep-Learning Forecasting”

Matthew Shapiro
“Cognitive Economics Study 2017 Plus Administrative Data Linkage”

Pablo Ottonello
“Does Firm Heterogeneity Matter for Aggregate Dynamics? Evidence from the Allocation of Capital and Labor”

Linda Tesar
“Investment and the World Interest Rate”

Marlous van Waijenburg
“Financing the African Colonial State: Fiscal Capacity Building and Forced Labor”

Robert Willis
“Getting Up to Date: Occupation and Industry Coding and Lifetime Career Paths in the HRS”

Dean Yang
“Barriers to Adherence to Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Mozambique”

2017 MITRE Faculty Research Award Recipients

Achyuta Adhvaryu
"The Return to Soft-Skills Training"

Martha Bailey
"The Short and Long-term Impacts of Community Health Centers on Health and Productivity"

Tilman Borgers
"TE3 Conference"

Chris House
"A Quantitative Model of Europe: Estimation and Policy Analysis"

Michael Mueller-Smith
"Criminal Justice Research Using Integrated Census and Administrative Records"

Matthew Shapiro
"MIDAS - Computational Approaches for the Construction of Novel Macroeconomic Data"

Linda Tesar
"MITRE  UG-Temp P.Zhang"

Aditi Thapar
"Estimating the Economic Effects of Fiscal Policy: Evidence from Professional Forecasters"

Dean Yang
"Behavioral Biases and Remittance Decision-Making"

2016 MITRE Faculty Research Award Recipients

Martha Bailey & Valentina Duque
“The Short and Long-Term Impacts of Community Health Centers on Health and Productivity”

Chris House & Linda Tesar
“A Quantitative Model of Europe: Estimation and Policy Analysis”

Matthew Shapiro, Michael Cafarella, Jia Deng & Maggie Levenstein
“Computational Approaches for the Construction of Novel Macroeconomic Data”

2015 MITRE Faculty Research Award recipients

Daniel Ackerberg
“Empirical Evidence of Fairness Considerations in Consumer Behavior”

Dominick Bartelme
“Spatial Frictions and Industry Location: The Decline of the Manufacturing Belt”

Hoyt Bleakley & Martha Bailey
“Changes in Health and Longevity Over the 20th Century: Evidence from North Carolina”

Jing Cai
“Micro Effects of Financial Deepening, Phase 2”

Matias Cattaneo
“Robust Kernel-based Automatic Inference in Semiparametric Econometrics”

Javier Cravino & Andrei Levchenko
“The Distributional Impact of Large Exchange Rate Changes”

Christopher House
“Research in Preparation for Chapter in the Handbook of Macroeconomics, Vol. II”

Miles Kimball & Rebecca Thornton
“Using the Dynamics of Happiness to Measure the Subjective Importance of Events”

Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Emel Ozbay & Erkut Ozbay
Size Matters: Dealing with Ambiguity

Shaun McRae
“Household Responses to Energy Price Reforms in Kyrgyzstan”

Pablo Ottonello
“The Dynamics of Capital and Labor Misallocation in the United States”

Joel Slemrod
“An Equilibrium Model of Tax Havens: Evidence from German Municipality Business Tax Rates”

Ugo Troiano
“Research Projects in Public Finance and Political Economy: Political Gerontocracy; Policy Responses to the Broadening of the Tax Base; and Historical Collection of Californian Public Finance Data” and "Policy Responses and Policy Consequences of Local Public Policy During the Great Depression and the Second World War"

Dean Yang & Yusufcan Masatlioglu
“Promoting Preventive Healthcare in Michigan: The Impact of Information and Incentives”

Dean Yang
“Religious Practice and Long-Run Economic Development: Evidence from Catholic Saint-Day Celebrations in Mexico”

2014 MITRE Faculty Research Award recipients

Manuela Angelucci
“Stress and Gender Differences in Competitiveness” and "Depression, Economic Behavior, and Treatment Heterogeneity"

Martha Bailey
Pilot Study on Creating the Early Twentieth Century Integrated Longitudinal Database (ETCILD)

Matias Cattaneo
“New Developments on Identification and Inference for Regression Discontinuity Designs”

Javier Cravino & Andrei Levchenko
“Multinational Firms and International Business Cycles, Phase 2”

Ying Fan
Switching Costs and Product Launching: A Study of the Smart Phone Market

Ryan Kellogg
Asymmetric Information, Royalty Distortions, and Drilling Deadlines: Understanding Oil and Gas Lease Contracts

Yusufcan Masatlioglu
Testing Intrinsic Preferences for Information

Paul Rhode
“Creating a Comprehensive U.S. Natural Disaster Database”

Warren Whatley
The Origins of Customary Authority in Sub-Saharan Africa, Supplement

2013 MITRE Faculty Research Award recipients

Manuela Angelucci
“The Effect of Stress on Choice, Productivity, and Income: Evidence from Manual Workers in Malawi”

John Bound & Jeff Smith
“Does Capacity Constrain Student Success in Higher Education?”

Jing Cai
“Micro Effects of Financial Deepening”

Matias Cattaneo & Jeff Smith
“Robust Nonparametric Inference in the Regression Discontinuity Design”

Javier Cravino & Andrei Levchenko
“Multinational Firms and International Business Cycles”

Ying Fan & Francine Lafontaine
“The International Expansion of Firms: Evidence from McDonald’s”

Jeremy Fox
“Applying the Merger Bidding Model to Understand Spectrum Policy and Flexible Radios and Carrier Entry Costs in Wireless Phones”

Shaun McRae
“Naturalistic Driving Data: Applications to Environmental Economics”

Linda Tesar
“Fiscal Austerity in Europe: Not Whether but How. A quantitative assessment of alternative austerity strategies”

Rebecca Thornton
“Resolution of Uncertainty through Testing: Pregnancy Tests and Adolescent Reproductive Health”

Ugo Troiano
“External vs. Internal Norms in Tax Compliance”

Warren Whatley
The Origins of Customary Authority in Sub-Saharan Africa