The Center for Applied Microeconomics (CAM) was founded within the Department of Economics at Northwestern University in the Fall of 2015, to support the research activities and enhance the intellectual life of the large community of scholars at Northwestern whose research is related to all field of applied microeconomics, including labor economics, public economics, urban economics, and health economics.

The Center’s activities include:

– Funding short-term and long-term visits by faculty from other universities;
– Funding for junior faculty for research;
– Funding for part-time and full-time research assistants;
– Organizing and supporting conferences at Northwestern related to applied microeconomics;
– Supporting the applied microeconomics seminar and student workshop;
– Funding for graduate students nearing the completion of their Ph.D.

The Center’s director is Matthew Notowidigdo.