Detroit’s bankruptcy: U-M experts available

July 19, 2013


ANN ARBOR—The following University of Michigan faculty can discuss Detroit’s historic bankruptcy:

Erik Gordon is a professor of business and law. His areas of interest include entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and the biomedical, IT and digital marketing industries. Reach him at (734) 764-5274 or

Don Grimes, an economics professor, specializes in economic forecasting and regional economic development. Reach him at (941) 225-1304 or

John Pottow, professor of law, is an expert in bankruptcy and commercial law. He is available July 21. Reach him at (734) 647-3736 or

Amiyatosh Purnanandam is a finance professor whose research focuses on corporate finance, banking and credit risk. He has analyzed causes and consequences of risk-management decisions for both industrial firms and commercial banks. Reach him at (734) 764-6886 or