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Economics of the Automotive Industry

UMTRI provides detailed knowledge and research on the economics of the global automotive industry. Researchers generate key trends and insights through econometric analyses that help define the competitive dynamics of the industry and forecast the adaptation of new automotive technologies.

Recent Publications

High efficiency trucks new revenues, new jobs, and improved fuel economy in the medium and heavy truck fleet.
Bruce M. Belzowski, Walter McManus, John Woodrooffe.

report UMTRI-2010-29
IN: Prepared for CALSTART

The move to high efficiency trucks can lead to new revenues and jobs for companies involved in the development and marketing of the...

Can Chrysler survive its reinvention
Bruce M. Belzowski, Walter McManus.

book chapter IN: Second Automobile Revolution, p. 206-222.

Fixing Detroit: how far, how fast, how fuel efficient
Walter McManus, Rob Kleinbaum.

report UMTRI-2009-26
IN: Sponsored by: Energy Foundation.

The Automotive Industry Crisis of 2009 is the worst the industry has ever experienced. This paper helps resolve the debate on how much...