If you are like me, you probably looked around at Michigan and counted all the labor economists, such as Bob Willis, Frank Stafford, John Bound, Charlie Brown, John DiNardo, Jeff Smith, Brian Jacob, Brian McCall, Sue Dynarski, Mike Elsby, Martha Bailey, Mario Macis, and Kevin Stange, and the laborish development economists like David Lam, Jim Levinsohn, Dean Yang, Raj Arunachulam and Rebecca Thornton, and the laborish health economists like Edward Norton, Helen Levy, Catherine McLaughlin, Tom Buchmueller and Daniel Eisenberg and thought to yourself: wow, they could really use another labor economist up there in Ann Arbor!
We were thinking that too, so we just hired Mel Stephens from the Heinz School at CMU.
Welcome (back) to Michigan Mel!
Who was my favorite student this term?
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