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Sean McAlinden

Executive Vice President of Research, Center for Automotive Research

Sean McAlinden, Ph.D., is the executive vice president of research, chief economist at the Center for Automotive Research, a not-for-profit institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

McAlinden previously worked at the Industrial Technology Institute in Ann Arbor as a manufacturing economist and the University of Michigan’s Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation as an associate research scientist. In 2000, McAlinden helped to create the Center for Automotive Research with the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation.

McAlinden has also done contract research for the U.S. departments of Commerce, Education, and Labor; the Library of Congress; and numerous foundations, corporations, labor unions, and state and local agencies

Last Updated: September 11, 2017