Michael Horrigan

Michael Horrigan took over as the Upjohn Institute's president in March 2019. He served previously as associate commissioner with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Horrigan came to the BLS as a labor economist in 1986, after six years as an economics professor at Williams College in his native Massachusetts. He rose through the ranks as a division chief, the director of the National Longitudinal Surveys Program and assistant commissioner in two offices. He served as associate commissioner for the Offices of Prices and Living Conditions before taking his role of associate commissioner in the Office of Unemployment and Unemployment Statistics in 2014.

Research Highlights

Employers still struggle to attract and keep qualified workers, wage and benefits survey finds

April 18, 2023 · Research Highlight
Survey focused on manufacturing and health care sectors

Upjohn Institute staff presenting at 2022 ASSA conference

January 6, 2022 · Research Highlight
The conference was held remotely Jan. 7-9

Addressing unemployment and poverty: A Labor Day message from Upjohn Institute President Michael Horrigan

September 4, 2020 · Research Highlight
Michael Horrigan: Getting America back to work with the dignity that every American worker deserves on this and every Labor Day.