The inner workings of boardrooms and government policy come to life through the Michigan Ross business economics faculty. You’ll see world-class economists in action and learn how to apply expertise to today’s most pressing fiscal issues.

Business economics faculty members are experts in corporate governance, labor, policy, franchising, antitrust, taxation, and developing economies. Their research impacts policy and the way companies operate, and how you learn.

Thomas Buchmueller, Chair
tbuch@umich.edu

Cheryl Strickland, Faculty Support Administrator
strickla@umich.edu

Business Economics Faculty Directory

Chair: THOMAS BUCHMUELLER

Tom Buchmueller is a health economist whose research focuses on the economics of health insurance and related public policy issues.  His recent work has examined the relationship between employer-sponsored insurance and labor market outcomes, interactions between the public sector and private insurance markets and consumer demand for health insurance.

Business Economics PhD Program

The PhD Program in Business Economics offers two distinct academic challenges.

Drawing from economic theory, and the resources in the LS&A's economics department, the program provides a comprehensive perspective on microeconomics and its application to issues pertaining to the conduct and performance of business in the US and around the world.

The core course requirements include microeconomic theory and econometrics and statistics, as well as BE Topics Courses that discuss applied research using theory and methods from various areas of economics.

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Publications & Awards

Obesity and Health Expenditures: Evidence from Australia

Authors
Buchmueller, Thomas C and Johar, Meliyanni
Published Date
04/2015

Source

Economics & Human Biology
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
42-58

Franchising and Exclusive Distribution: Adaptation and Antitrust

Authors
Francine Lafontaine
Published Date
2015

Source

Oxford University Press
Oxford Handbook on International Antitrust Economics
Roger Blair and Daniel Sokol
Authors
Cardiff-Hicks, B, Lafontaine F., and Shaw K.
Published Date
05/2015

Source

Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Volume: 
68
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
633-665
Authors
Roger Blair and Francine Lafontaine
Published Date
01/2015

Source

Managerial and Decision Economics
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
33-43

Franchising: Directions for Future Research

Authors
Lafontaine, F.
Published Date
02/2014

Source

International Journal of the Economics of Business
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
21-25

Pages

Achyuta Adhvaryu

Grant
Career Development Award (K01)
Awarded by
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH)
Date Received
2014

Achyuta Adhvaryu

Grant
The Impact of Climate and Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Garment Factory in India
Awarded by
International Growth Centre
Date Received
2014

Thomas Buchmueller

Grant
How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Health Disparities?
Awarded by
Russell Sage Foundation
Date Received
2014

Thomas Buchmueller

Grant
The Effect of Health Reform on Retirement
Awarded by
Social Security Administration
Date Received
2014

Kyle Handley

Grant
International Trade, Firms, and Welfare Under Policy Uncertainty
Awarded by
National Science Foundation
Date Received
06/2014

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