Marty Zimmerman

Marty Zimmerman

  • Clinical Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy
Education
  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1975
  • AB Dartmouth College 1967

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 476-9702
Fax
(734) 936-0279
Email
Research

Professor Zimmerman's career has spanned academia, government and business. He served as chief economist as well as group vice president at Ford Motor Company, where he was responsible for corporate economics, governmental affairs, environmental and safety engineering and corporate social responsibility. He served on the National Commission on Energy Policy and also served as a Senior Staff Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors, and as a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers to the Congressional Budget Office. He is presently the Chairman of the Board of the National Bureau of Economic Research.  His research is concerned with energy policy, government regulation of business and economic developments in the automotive industry.

Featured Books

Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles, Phase Two

Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles, Phase Two
National Research Council Panel (co-author)

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks, motor coaches, and transit buses - collectively, "medium- and heavy-duty vehicles", or MHDVs - are used in every sector of the economy. The fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of MHDVs have become a focus of legislative and regulatory action in the past few years.

Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase Two is a follow-on to the National...

Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Economy of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles

Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Economy of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles
Martin Zimmerman (co-author with members of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Fuel Consumption of Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles

Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The book also recommends approaches that federal agencies could use to regulate these vehicles' fuel consumption.

Currently there are no fuel consumption standards for such vehicles...

Ross Thought In Action
Professor Martin Zimmerman says car sales won’t break records again but should be strong, while fuel efficiency standards cause concern.

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