Matthew D Shapiro

Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics, Research Professor

Matthew D Shapiro

Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics, Research Professor

Matthew D. Shapiro is the Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.  He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Shapiro’s general area of expertise is macroeconomics. He has carried out research on investment and capital utilization, business-cycle fluctuations, consumption and saving, financial markets, fiscal policy, monetary policy, time-series econometrics, economics of aging, economic measurement, and survey methodology. Among his current research interests are use of big data in economics; modeling saving, labor supply, retirement, health, insurance, and portfolio choices of older Americans; using surveys and administrative data to address questions in macroeconomics and individual decisionmaking; improving the quality of national economic statistics; and using naturally-occurring data such as account records, retail transactions, and social media to measure and understand economic activity.

Education

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984)

BA and MA, Yale University (1979)