Addressing the Big Issues.
Economics provides the foundation for the study of business, teaching students to understand consumer behavior, firm strategy, and the impact of public policy. Our faculty conduct research that provides critical insights into topics like healthcare, sustainability, and taxation.
The expertise of our faculty spans a wide range of topics including contracting, antitrust, regulation, energy, environmental policy, international trade, developing economies, and entrepreneurship.
Jagadeesh Sivadasan, Chair
Shawna Sloan, Faculty Support Administrator
Business and Economics PhD Program
The PhD in business and economics is a joint degree offered by Michigan Ross and the Department of Economics in the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts. The program combines theoretical and methodological approaches with training in business applications — serving students interested in labor, environmental, health, international, and development economics.
Office of Tax Policy Research
The Office of Tax Policy Research supports and disseminates academic research on all aspects of the tax system, with the goal of enriching discussions of public policy.
A partnership between Michigan Ross and the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Erb Institute fosters sustainable enterprise through research, education, and direct engagement with businesses.
An independent, nonprofit organization housed at Michigan Ross, WDI is guided by its founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.
The Business+Impact initiative provides leaders with practical skills and insight to tackle complex social challenges, and plays a critical role in furthering the Ross mission to build a better world through business.
The LSA Department of Economics is an international leader in applied, theoretical, and methodological economic research and teaching.