Development economists at Michigan study such diverse topics as agriculture, international migration, political economy, economic history, microfinance, health, family economics, education, firms, and the environment. Development is an eclectic subfield, drawing on all other subfields of economics. Scholars of development at Michigan draw upon all other subfields in the economics department, as well as from other units on campus such as the schools of public policy, business, information, environment and sustainability, and public health. We gather weekly at the Economic Development Seminar (EDS).
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Development economists are active in a number of research groups at Michigan:
Ph.D. and undergraduate students in Dean Yang‘s research group meet weekly to share their work and give feedback to one another. DevLab members currently work on a range of topic areas, including religion, health, international migration, remittances, colonialism, education, and labor markets.