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Search committee named for U-M ISR Director

[ 21 Jul 2014 ]

ANN ARBOR—Provost Martha E. Pollack has named a search committee for the next Director of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. James House, the Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy & Sociology, emeritus, will…


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There's an app for that: Researchers harness a powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity

[ 10 Jul 2014 ]

ANN ARBOR— Researchers at the University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, and Arizona State University have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity. The infrastructure uses aggregated and de-identified data on transactions and account balances from Check,…