News

July 29, 2019

Matthew Shapiro to become director beginning September 1, 2019

Matthew ShapiroWe are pleased to announce that Matthew Shapiro will become the new director of the Survey Research Center beginning September 1, 2019.

Dr. Shapiro is the Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics and Research Professor in the Survey Research Center. He has been at UM since 1989 and has been affiliated with SRC since 1992. He served as chair of the Department of Economics from 2003 to 2007. He comes into the position with a distinguished record in economics and survey research. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Yale in 1979 and a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1984. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and is completing a term as editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. He is chair of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC)–the official advisory committee of the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. During 1993-1994, he served as Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers with responsibilities for macroeconomic analysis and the weekly economic briefing of the President.