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

Student Development at the Stockholm School of Economics

Authors
Pauna, D. & Branch, J.
Published Date
2016

Source

Oxford, England: Libri
Pages: 
39-58
Assessing Learning in Higher Education
Nygaard, C.; Branch J. & Bartholomew, P.

Introduction

Authors
Bartholomew, P.; Branch, J. Nygaard, C.
Published Date
2016

Source

Oxford, England: Libri
Pages: 
1-10
Assessing Learning in Higher Education
Nygaard, C.; Branch, J. & Bartholomew, P.

Assessing Learning in Higher Education

Authors
Nygaard, C.; Branch, J. & Bartholomew
Published Date
2016

Source

Oxford, England: Libri
9781909818811

Discussion of Wouter Dessein's Incomplete Contracts and Firm Boundaries: New Directions

Authors
Lafontaine, F.
Published Date
2016

Source

Oxford University Press
Pages: 
61-64
The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics
Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Patrick Legros, Luigi Zingales

Returns to Treatment in the Formal Health Care Sector: Evidence from Tanzania

Authors
Adhvaryu, A., Nyshadham, N.
Published Date
2015

Source

AEJ - Economic Policy
Volume: 
7
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
29-57

Pages

Thomas Buchmueller

Grant
Health Reform and Health Insurance Coverage Among Early Retirees
Awarded by
Social Security Administration
Date Received
2016

Sarah Miller

Grant
Russell Sage Foundation "Healthcare reform and the Wellbeing of Low Income Families: Evidence from the Healthy Michigan Program"
Awarded by
Russell Sage Foundation
Date Received
2016

Sarah Miller

Grant
National Institute of Health R01 1R01HD081129 "Healthcare and the Wellbeing of Low Income Families"
Awarded by
National Institute of Health
Date Received
2015

Joel Slemrod

Grant
Capital Gains and Income Inequality in the United States
Awarded by
Russell Sage Foundation
Date Received
2015

Joel Slemrod

Grant
Taxing Beards and Breasts, Wigs and Windows: Weird Taxes from the Past and Their Lessons for Tax Policy Today
Awarded by
Smith Richardson Foundation
Date Received
2015

Pages

SEMINAR SERIES

Winter 2015 Seminar Series. For additional information on BE Seminar Series, please contact Professor Handley, organizer.

OFFICE OF TAX POLICY RESEARCH

OTPR supports and disseminates academic research on all aspects of the tax system, with the goal of informing discussion about the future course of policy.

HOSMER-HALL FACULTY LUNCHEONS

The Hosmer-Hall Interdisciplinary Research Luncheons bring Ross faculty together to discuss current research projects.

ERB INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE

A partnership with the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the Erb Institute fosters sustainable enterprise through research and education.

 

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