Economics Presidential Action On Immigration Could Be A Boon To The Economy By Andrew Cluley • Dec 22, 2014 Pete Souza / Official White House Photo University of Michigan professor emeritus of economics thinks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration could boost the economy. Listen Listening... / 0:48 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports a local economist believes the executive order could boost the economy. Michigan Continues Slow but Steady Economic Recovery By Bob Eccles • Nov 25, 2013 Michigan continues its slow and steady economic recovery. The annual economic forecast from University of Michigan economists predicts the next two years should bring the state back to employment levels prior to the economic downturn of 2008-09. Don Grimes points to the recovery of the auto industry as a big reason why Michigan's doing as well as it is.