Fulton named RSQE director

George Fulton has been named director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE), an economic modeling and forecasting unit that since 1952 provides forecasts of both the national and Michigan economy.

The RSQE forecast of the Michigan economy is used by the state to help produce its regular revenue estimates.

Fulton, a specialist in economic forecasting and regional economic development, received his doctorate in economics from the University. He has directed research projects for local, state and federal sponsors, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, SEMCOG and several county governments in the state.

He has published the book "A Regional Econometric Forecasting System: Major Economic Areas of Michigan," co-authored with Harold Shapiro, former president of U-M and of Princeton University.

Fulton holds a research professor appointment in the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy (IRLEE), where he directs the labor market research program.