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azure86
11-19-2010, 03:57 PM
Just curious, how strong do you think development at Michigan is?

I looked up their faculty and got some names.
Do you think Dean Yang, Brian Jacob, James Levinsohn, David Lam... are notable names in development?

Also, what do you think of international macro and trade at Michigan?

Thanks so much for any inputs.

hchoi02
11-19-2010, 05:32 PM
Very good question. Please allow me to free-ride here :D

asquare
11-19-2010, 06:39 PM
Just curious, how strong do you think development at Michigan is?

I looked up their faculty and got some names.
Do you think Dean Yang, Brian Jacob, James Levinsohn, David Lam... are notable names in development?

Also, what do you think of international macro and trade at Michigan?

Thanks so much for any inputs.
Hi azure86,
Applied micro in general is really strong at Michigan, and development specifically has become quite good over the last 4-5 years. Your list of faculty isn't quite accurate. Jim Levinsohn left Michigan for Yale last year, and while Brian Jacob has advised several development students, he's a labor economist and not specifically a development economist. Dean Yang and David Lam are two of the development faculty; others are Manuela Angelucci, Raj Arunachalam, Jan Svejnar, Shaun McRae, and Rebecca Thornton. Dean Yang in particular has been quite prominent lately, and is very involved with organizations like Innovations for Poverty Action and also the World Bank. Our last two development students to go on the market placed very well: Zoe McLaren is at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, and Taryn Dinkelman is at Princeton. We have two development students on the market this year, and development is a very popular field among the first-fourth year students. Since the applied micro group is very collaborative here, the development students also work with many of the labor and public finance economists, including Brian Jacob, Jeff Smith, and Dan Silverman.

International macro and trade has traditionally been a strong field at Michigan as well. The best known professor here here is probably Alan Deardorff. Some others are Kathryn Dominguez, Matt Shapiro, Linda Tesar, and Dmitriy Stolyarov.

azure86
11-19-2010, 06:47 PM
This is extremely helpful, thank you!

hchoi02
11-19-2010, 07:05 PM
Same here: extremely helpful- thank you asquare!!
And dear azure86, thanks for asking an awesome question - and all the best with your applications!!!! :D