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The University of Michigan Department of Economics is a strong, vibrant community of scholars focused on frontier economics scholarship and success for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni at every level.  

We have a distinguished history of excellence in economics education and have taken substantive active steps to increase diversity, equity and inclusion among our undergraduate economics majors, our graduate students in both our Masters of Applied Economics (MAE) and Doctoral Program, our staff, and our faculty.

With the exceptional support provided by our Economics Leadership Council (ELC), the Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE), alumni, and friends, our department offers great opportunities for our students and faculty to explore new ideas and conduct innovative research, both inside and outside of the classroom.

We believe in and strive for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our faculty, students, and staff. We seek to deepen our community engagement by providing economic data and advice to help government and other institutions set policies to enhance economic understanding and development.

In advancing the quality of research and intellectual experiences for our faculty and students, we focus on:

  • Being an international leader in state-of-the-art economic research in applied, theoretical, and methodological fields.
  • Improving the quality, diversity, research experience, mentorship, and placement of our graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Consolidating our position as one of the leading economics departments among universities.
  • Increasing our visibility and enhancing our reputation with peers, current and potential students, and the public.

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