Dr. Crary's major areas of academic interests are:
Dr. Crary joined the department in 1980. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. For the past ten years he has served as coach for the department's student Fed Challenge competition in Chicago. For ten years (until 1994) Dr. Crary held a joint appointment with economics and EMU's Institute for Community and Regional Development, ICARD. His work with ICARD included conducting its regular forecasts of economic growth in the southeast Michigan region, pursuing special projects such as a study of the regional economic impact of the 1992 closing of the General Motors Willow Run Assembly plant, and editing its newsletter. Dr. Crary's economic forecasts for the southeast Michigan region were regularly published in conjunction with ICARD'S newsletters and special reports. Currently, he is working on re-estimating and updating the macroeconomic model of the U.S. economy used in his forecasting and monetary policy classes.