The Office of Tax Policy Research, established at the University of Michigan Business School in 1987, has two missions. The first is to encourage and facilitate joint research on the tax system by economists and scholars of other disciplines. The second is to serve as a liaison on tax issues among the academic, business, and policymaking tax communities. The Office draws on the substantial data resources and expertise already existing at the University of Michigan in these fields, and also involves scholars from outside the University.
Our research spans both national and international audiences through numerous means including hosting conferences, sponsoring visiting scholars, disseminating publications, advising doctoral students, and collaborating with academic scholars, business representatives, and policymakers.