Clinical Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Public Policy, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Ph.D., economics, MIT; A.B. (summa cum laude), Dartmouth College
Summary of Experience
Professor Zimmerman occupied senior roles at Ford Motor Company from 1987 to 2004, where he was responsible for corporate affairs, corporate economics, governmental affairs, and environmental and safety engineering. He originally joined Ford as the company's chief economist. He has also served as senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers (Energy, Environment, and Transportation) from 1985 to 1986, and from 1988 to 1992 served on the Advisory Council of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration. Professor Zimmerman recently was deposed as an expert witness in an insurance-related litigation and examined the valuation of leased automobiles. In addition, Professor Zimmerman was deposed as an expert witness in the uranium price-fixing litigations in which he examined the impact of a global cartel on the price of US uranium supplies.
He serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy and the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has also served on the Panel of Economic Advisers to the Congressional Budget Office and the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development, and is a past recipient of the Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Award.