Michael Betz

Assistant Professor, Human Sciences
Faculty Affiliate

Research interests: Regional and Urban economics, poverty, community influences on household poverty, and family relationships and poverty

Current research: His current research examines the effects of natural resource extraction on economic outcomes across the income distribution and how natural resource extraction affects other areas of the economy. He is also currently studying which metropolitan-level factors influence migration of highly skilled workers and how this affects regional economic growth.

Dr. Betz's Seed Grant: 

(2015)  Demographic and family change shale communities
(2017)  Industry specific job loss and opioid death