Michael Horrigan, Adjunct Faculty
Michael Horrigan is the Associate Commissioner in the Office of Prices and Living Conditions at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He has held a variety of positions throughout his 25 year career at BLS, contributing to his overall interest in all aspects of survey methodology and operations from theory to design, sampling, data collection, data review, estimation and dissemination. Mike has run the Producer Price Index Program, led the office that publishes Occupational Employment Survey data and the biennial BLS long-term projections of industry and occupational employment. Mike also served as Director of the BLS National Longitudinal Surveys Program and directed the BLS Establishment Surveys of Employer-Provided Training.
His professional research interests include measuring the duration of unemployment, income inequality studies, minimum wages, and most recently, the use of price data to inform health care reform, social security adjustments, and the impacts of globalization.
He earned a doctorate in Economics from Purdue University.