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Edward J. Mitchell
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Edward J. Mitchell, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy in the School of Business Administration, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 1988.

Professor Mitchell graduated summa cum laude from Bowling Green State University in 1960 with a B.A. degree. He attended Nuffield College, Oxford University from 1963-64 and was awarded his Ph.D. degree in 1966 from the University of Pennsylvania. He held regular and visiting professorships at the University of Pennsylvania, the California Institute of Technology, and Cornell University before his appointment at The University of Michigan in 1973 as an associate professor of business economics. In 1976, he was promoted to professor of business economics in recognition of his achievements.

Professor Mitchell currently serves as director of Energy Policy Studies and as an advisory council member at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Throughout his career, Professor Mitchell has held numerous government appointments. Most recently he served on President Reagan's Task Force on Energy Policy, the Advisory Board of the Council for a Competitive Economy, and the Energy Finance Advisory Committee of the Federal Energy Administration. Earlier, he served as senior staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors and as executive director of the Energy Subcommittee, President's Domestic Affairs Council. Professor Mitchell was viewed as an extremely knowledgeable teacher in his areas of research specialization -- the economics of energy and energy policy and regulation. More recently, his research has expanded to include imperfection in securities markets. Professor Mitchell was an active participant in school affairs and served on several school committees, in addition to serving as chairman of the business economics faculty for several years.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Edward J. Mitchell Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy.