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Paper offers roadmap to create jobs in hard-hit areas

August 6, 2020
Aid to state and local governments is a key sticking point in ongoing Congressional negotiations over a new pandemic economic relief deal. Those governments are best positioned to boost jobs in economically distressed areas, according to a new policy paper from Upjohn Institute Senior Economist Timothy Bartik, but the Pandemic Recession has hit state and local budgets hard.

Economic Development Quarterly Issues Call for Proposals on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery

August 3, 2020
2021 National Economic Summit on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery Strategies to be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on September 23 and 24, 2021.

Switching local government to a ward system may depress new housing construction

July 21, 2020
New working paper and policy brief show that towns reduced permitted housing units by 21 percent after the switch.

Deadline to apply for the 2020 Dissertation Award is July 6

June 17, 2020
The Upjohn Institute invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.

Michael Horrigan moderates panel with BLS, BEA and Census leaders (video)

June 17, 2020
Watch Upjohn Institute President Michael Horrigan moderate a panel with Commissioner William Beach of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; Mary Bohman, Acting Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis; and Ron Jarmin, Deputy Director of the U.S. Census Bureau

A letter from Upjohn Institute President Michael Horrigan on addressing systemic racism

June 5, 2020
"We recognize the vital importance of addressing and correcting historical wrongs and are working to ensure the representation of people of color at every level within our Institute."

Michelle Miller-Adams opinion piece on tuition-free education in New York Times

May 15, 2020
"Five billion dollars may sound like a lot of money. But it is a small price to pay to improve prospects for workers and businesses alike."

Read the new issue of Employment Research

May 4, 2020
The latest issue is digital-only and available for free download

Institute announces the winners of its 2020 Early Career Research Awards

April 1, 2020
This year the Institute is awarding 15 ECRAs.

Upjohn Institute Main Campus Closed through April 13; Research Highlights Responses to Reduce Economic Fallout

March 23, 2020
UPDATE: The closure continues. Check our home page for the latest.

WMU Sichel Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, February 26 with a presentation by Rachel Connelly

February 24, 2020
"A Comparison of U.S. Parents' Time with Children by Child Gender and Family Structure"