Michigan Research Briefs
The series "Michigan Research Briefs" provides readers with a nonpartisan analysis of key policy topics facing Michigan today. The goal of these reports is to inform policy discussion throughout the state. The briefs do not represent original research, but rather aim to summarize the existing literature on the topic. When possible, the briefs combine findings from academic research with a description of comparable policies/issues in other states. Topics are selected to speak to important contemporary policy debates in Michigan. To ensure that the reports are factually correct, comprehensive and objective, we have each brief reviewed by at least two external experts prior to publication.