The Ford School is a community dedicated to the public good. As such, our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are leading the charge on public policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
Ford School community taking on COVID-19
Whether it is ensuring our most vulnerable residents have their basic needs met, assessing the damage to our economy, gathering insights about health preparedness and responses on the ground from Michigan to Mozambique, addressing national security concerns, or providing critical information to residents and small businesses so they can stay afloat, our community is pulling together to find solutions during the global pandemic.
Podcasts, Appearances & Videos
How COVID-19 is impacting Detroit Residents
When COVID-19 began spreading across Detroit, the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) project leads adjusted the strategy to begin studying the impact of the pandemic on Detroit residents. In this episode of Michigan Minds, Jeffrey Morenoff, Director of the Institute for Social Research Population Studies Center, explains the goals of DMACS and shares recent findings from the surveys on how Detroiters are experiencing the pandemic.
Local Government Fiscal Health During COVID-19
“Our goal is to assist local governments to be as prepared as possible for the coming fiscal challenges,” says Ivacko.
Poverty Solutions launches stimulus check website
Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions and the Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy at the Ford School, shares the Poverty Solutions' new website designed to make sure Michiganders receive their stimulus payments.
COVID Knowledge, Technology, and Politics: Dispatches from Around the World
Ford School professor Shobita Parthasarathy and co-host Jack Stilgoe talk to five experts in science, technology, policy, and society about their perspectives and experiences with COVID-19 around the world. Interviews include Monamie Bhadra (Singapore), Silvio Funtowicz (Italy), Roger Pielke (US), Poonam Pandey (India), and Michael Veale (UK).
Finovate Podcast: Fintech in Extraordinary Times with the Experts
Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Adrienne Harris speaks on COVID-19, a Recession, and the Fintech Ecosystem with host Greg Palmer.
The role of financial technology during COVID-19
In this episode of Michigan Minds, Adrienne Harris, a Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School of Public Policy and a Gates Foundation Senior Research Fellow with the U-M Center on Finance, Law, and Policy, explains how financial services touch every part of the economy and how fintech plays a role during the COVID-19 pandemic.