Business Economics and Public Policy
The Business Economics and Public Policy Group at the
Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan focuses on the economic foundations of
business decisions, and how they impact public policy in both developed and
The Business Economics and Public Policy Group is composed
of applied economists whose areas of expertise span the fields of industrial
organization, transitional economies and public finance. The Groupís primary
concern is the study of markets and firm behavior, with a strong commitment to
the study of relevant public policies. Thus, the faculty has evolved to include
experts in antitrust, contracting, corporate governance,
franchising, law and economics, taxation and transition and developing economies.
The Group offers core courses in the BBA and MBA programs,
where the emphasis is on the principles of microeconomic analysis and how to
apply these principles to business decision-making and public policy evaluation.
We also offer a broad selection of electives at all levels that are specifically
relevant to future entrepreneurs and managers.
Faculty research interests are carried out, in part,
through affiliations with several research centers at the University of
Office of Tax Policy Research has two main purposes: to encourage and
facilitate joint research on the tax system by economists, accountants and other
scholars; and to serve as a liaison on tax issues among the academic, business
and policy-making tax communities.
The Frederick A. and Barbara
M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is a partnership with the
School of Natural Resources & Environment, which explores how organizations can
achieve long-term success through the harmonization of economic, environmental
and social interests. The instituteís world-class
MBA/MS Program is an
integrated three-year experience in which students earn two Masters degrees.
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