The Office of Tax Policy Research, established at the University of Michigan
Business School in 1987, has two missions. The first is to encourage and
facilitate joint research on the tax system by economists and scholars of
other disciplines. The second is to serve as a liaison on tax issues among
the academic, business, and policymaking tax communities. The Office draws
on the substantial data resources and expertise already existing at the
University of Michigan in these fields, and also involves scholars from
outside the University.