from 20+ academic disciplines
Why Consumer Confidence Is Key to Fighting Inflation
Consumer confidence – what is it, and why is it so important? Joanne Hsu, Director of the Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, explains why measuring consumers’ feelings is crucial to understanding the economy, and how the data from these surveys can be used to shape the economy.
ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.
Projects & Grants
We conduct research in a wide variety of areas. View some of our recent project highlights or explore them all by topic area.
ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.
George E Johnson Collegiate Professor of Economics, Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Research Professor, Population Studies Center and Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social ResearchDr. Bound studies economic, demographic, and policy influences on the labor force participation and health status of older people in … more
August 3, 2022
Contact: Jon Meerdink, firstname.lastname@example.org ANN ARBOR — The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year R24 grant to a team Read more
July 29, 2022
Contact: Morgan Sherburne, 734-647-1844, email@example.com Surveys of Consumers, 734-763-5224 ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment was essentially unchanged from June, when it had Read more
July 28, 2022
Contact: Jon Meerdink, firstname.lastname@example.org ANN ARBOR – Members of the Institute for Social Research’s leadership team attended a strategic planning Read more
July 27, 2022
Contact: Alex Piazza, email@example.com ANN ARBOR – Arthur Lupia, a political scientist whose federal service spans two U.S. presidential administrations, Read more