News & Events

Deadline to apply for the 2019 Upjohn Dissertation Award is July 5

July 1, 2019
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.

A new issue of Economic Development Quarterly is now available

June 19, 2019
The latest is a special issue on earnings and career advancement possibilities for low-wage workers

Promise database expands to include 144 college scholarship programs, richer data

June 7, 2019
Promise Programs Database adds 55 programs for a total of 144

Owen Thompson, Williams College, presents a seminar on Friday, May 17

May 15, 2019
"Fertility Decline in the Civil Rights Era"

Upjohn economists participate in 2019 Society of Labor Economists annual conference

May 1, 2019
Senior economists Stephen Woodbury and Marcus Dillender present papers

Michelle Miller-Adams discusses the challenges facing the Kalamazoo Promise on Michigan Public Radio

May 1, 2019
Program looks to increase graduation rate of recipients

Daniel Kreisman, Georgia State University, presents a seminar on Friday, April 26

April 26, 2019
Professor Kreisman to present his paper "Labor Market Signaling and the Value of College: Evidence from Resumes and the Truth."

WMU Sichel Lecture Series concludes Wednesday, April 17

April 17, 2019
2018-2019 Western Michigan University's Werner Sichel Lecture Series concludes with a presentation by Steven Davis of the University of Chicago.

Michael Handel, Northeastern University, presents a semiar on April 17

April 15, 2019
Title of the seminar is "Understanding Job Skill Requirements: An Explicit Scaling Approach"

Tim Bartik and Michelle Miller-Adams discuss how communities can foster economic growth

April 1, 2019
Institute staff members Tim Bartik and Michelle Miller-Adams discuss the findings of a new Upjohn Institute report on WMUK's SouthSouthwest program.

Domenico Giannone presents the next WMU Sichel Series lecture on April 3

April 1, 2019
On April 3, Domenico Giannone, assistant vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, presents the next lecture in Western Michigan University's Sichel Lecture Series. Giannone's talk is titled "Nowcasting and Forecasting with Big Data."

WMU Sichel Lecture Series resumes on March 27 with a presentation by Chiara Scotti

March 25, 2019
Western Michigan University's Sichel Lecture Series resumes on Wednesday, March 27 with a presentation by Chiara Scotti, assistant director in the Division of Financial Stability, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Scotti's talk is titled “Real Time Measurement of Business Conditions, Surprises and Uncertainty.”