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About Us

RSQE is a modeling and forecasting unit that has been in operation at the University of Michigan since 1952. Four times a year, RSQE provides forecasts of both the U.S. national economy and the Michigan economy.

Summaries of the latest RSQE forecasts are available on this website. Since November 2022, RSQE’s U.S. and Michigan forecast reports will be publically available at no cost. The public reports will not include the detailed forecast tables. Data subscriptions are available for users who would like the underlying forecast detail in spreadsheet format. Please see our subscriptions page for more information.

The University of Michigan’s Annual Economic Outlook Conference, the longest-running such event in the United States, is put on by RSQE and is held in Ann Arbor each November. The 72nd Annual Economic Outlook Conference will take place on November 21-22, 2024, at the Rackham Graduate School.

Attendees at the Conference are primarily upper level business and government economists and analysts from all over the country (with the Midwest over-represented) and from all types of industry, plus local academics from the University of Michigan and the nearby region.

RSQE is directed by Gabriel Ehrlich. The professional staff includes Jacob BurtonDon GrimesDaniil ManaenkovMichael R. McWilliams, and Yinuo Zhang. Directors Emeriti George A. Fulton and Saul Hymans continue to advise on the forecasts.

RSQE has twice received the prestigious Blue Chip Annual Economic Forecasting Award, AEFA, recognizing “accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism” in economic forecasting.