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.

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.

Administrator

Cheryl Strickland
strickla@umich.edu

PhD

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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SEMINAR SERIES

Fall 2014 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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