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Michael F. Thompson

Economic Research Analyst


Michael has served as a principal researcher and statistician for a wide variety of projects, articles and presentations since joining the Indiana Business Research Center in June 2007.

His work includes economic impact and property value studies, county employment estimates, work skills projections, as well as the valuation of human capital and volunteer service. Michael collaborates regularly with IBRC clients, particularly the Indiana Department of Workforce Development where he previously served as a Governor’s Summer Intern.

Michael is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Indiana University where he earned his master’s degree and has taught courses in sociology and applied research since 2004. Before coming to Indiana, Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts at Yale University and served as a ‘welfare-to-work’ employment specialist for the City of New York and as a research officer for the Tourism and Industrial Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago (TIDCO).

Michael enjoys swimming and listening to music from across the globe. He lives in Bloomington with his wife Laila Amine who is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature and American Studies.