2023 OECD Sustainable Investment Days


Michael Horrigan

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research



Michael Horrigan, President of Upjohn Institute since 2019, oversees the study of policy-related work to understand and alleviate the problems of unemployment, the changing nature of employment relationships and the quality of jobs, and place-based policies to improve community prosperity. The Institute also runs innovative workforce programs in four area counties to directly assist individuals to overcome the barriers they face in finding and keeping good-paying, in-demand jobs. In his role at the Institute, he gives dozens of speeches each year on national, state, and regional macroeconomic and labor trends. His current research includes developing an index of demand for CTE courses for the state of Michigan, estimating 5-year projections of good-paying, in-demand occupations that do not require a college degree for Michigan counties, and developing projections of demand for occupations related to Lithium-ion battery production for the US and Michigan. Prior to coming to the Institute, Mike worked for over 32 years at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), heading up the offices that produce the nation’s key inflation statistics and major labor market indicators, including monthly payroll employment and the civilian unemployment rate.