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Dec 06, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Abstract Can small search costs that constrain information acquisition and monitoring across the administrative hierarchy provide an explanation for poor bureaucratic performance in the developing world? In collaboration with the Indian Ministry of...
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Nov 29, 2018
6:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the International Policy Center and the Michigan Refugee Assistance Program. A talk with Azeem Ibrahim, the author of a new book on the Rohingya crisis, The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Genocide. For more info about the book, click...
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Nov 28, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
A Ford School event. Please RSVP here. Pizza will be served. Experts Shai Feldman and Khalil Shikaki will lead a conversation aimed at fostering mutual understanding on key points in the dispute. This session will be highly interactive, guided by...
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Nov 15, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Keynote address by Hon. Robert K. Rae, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Organized by Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, National Autonomous University of Mexico and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.  The objective...
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Nov 15, 2018
4:00 am to 5:30 am
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College, Department of Economics Measurement of intergenerational mobility in developing countries, with evidence from India Estimating intergenerational mobility in developing countries is difficult because matched parent-...
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Nov 13, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lunch Talk with book signing, with books for sale by Nicola’s Bookstore Norman Eisen is a senior fellow at Brookings and a CNN commentator and chairs the watchdog group CREW. He served as US ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014, and as...
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Nov 08, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Keynote address on Thursday, November 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall Two panel discussion on Friday, November 9, 9:00 - 12:45 a.m. in Betty Ford Clasroom, 1110 Weill Hall   Keynote address by Susan Thornton, former...
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Nov 08, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Owen Ozier, World bank  Gendered language Languages use different systems for classifying nouns. Gender languages assign many — sometimes all — nouns to distinct sex-based categories, masculine and feminine. We construct a new data set, documenting...
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Nov 05, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Desha Girod on Tied aid and Development ABSTRACT: Donors have long engaged the private sector by tying foreign aid, forcing recipients to buy from donor countries. But recently, donors have partnered with private money on a larger scale, making tied...
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Nov 01, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Measuring the gains from trade and their distribution is challenging. Recent empirical contributions have addressed this challenge by drawing on rich and newly available sources of microdata to measure changes in household nominal incomes and price...
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Oct 29, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
This is not a public event. Ford Security Seminar will host William G. Rich to discuss about how the changing economic trends and politics of the GCC are Affecting U.S. Security Interests.  William G. Rich is an international affairs fellow at the...
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Oct 25, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This paper examines knowledge transfers from foreign managers to domestic managers within MNCs. Using a newly developed survey of domestic middle managers in Myanmar, we find evidence of large communication frictions between management layers:...
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Oct 18, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Developing world lenders are taking advantage of fintech tools to create fully digital loans on mobile phones. We investigate the take up and impacts of one of the most popular digital loan products, M-Shwari in Kenya, using a regression...
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Oct 11, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
I examine how matrilineal relative to patrilineal kinship systems affect spousal cooperation. In matrilineal kinship systems, lineage and inheritance are traced through female members. The structure of matrilineal kinship systems implies that,...
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Oct 08, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Jihadist terrorism is a pressing issue for policy–makers and social scientists. Using data from 50 million page views on a jihadist website, we investigate what makes some jihadist writings more popular than others, and whether killing and capturing...
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Oct 04, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In this paper, I investigate how aggregate gains from reducing distortions within a market depend on the extent of market power in the production network. Improving a production bottleneck propagates to upstream suppliers as a demand shock, and to...
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Oct 03, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks About the discussion: Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali will moderate a panel discussion with three leading counterterrorism experts--Peter Bergen,...
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Sep 20, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Political patronage in electricity provision is a common occurrence, with politicians favoring their voters. This benefits needy consumers, but hurts electricity providers, affecting their ability to reliably supply electricity to everyone. Using a...
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Sep 17, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Krzysztof Smiszek, Polish human rights lawyer and activist, is co-founder and Board Member of The Polish Society of Antidiscrimination Law - nation-wide organization which brings together a range of Polish law practitioners, policy experts and...
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Sep 13, 2018
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Learn more about the Ford School's two winter semester study experiences. Professor Susan Waltz and Associate Professor Ann Lin together with Program Manager Cliff Martin will discuss each program, their application process, the 7-week academic...
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Sep 12, 2018
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
In winter term 2018 we launched a new global engagement seminar for undergraduates, the first of its kind at the Ford School. This advanced seminar challenges public policy majors to consider how policy issues are framed and addressed in a non-US...
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Sep 11, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
In 2015, Poland entered a new era. The right-wing and populist government decided to change the way Poland carries out its internal and external policies under the slogan “A Good Change” ("Dobra zmiana"). Since then, the Law and Justice government...
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Sep 10, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Despite the increasing number of anti-corruption campaigns, corruption is still a considerable challenge in many countries around the globe. We examine the link between personal characteristics and the propensity to accept corrupt behavior. In...
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Sep 06, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Abstract: Evidence from laboratory experiments shows that individuals hold biased beliefs about their own ability. However, little is known about how beliefs impact real-life decision making, which often requires assessing own ability relative to...
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Apr 20, 2018
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
We are pleased to anounce the fourth year of H2D2 Research Day at the University of Michigan on April 20, 2018.  We will welcome Amitabh Chandra, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy...
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Apr 10, 2018
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Abstract:  The failure to align the incentives of conflictual groups in favor of peaceful coexistence and beneficial reforms is often seen as a major cause of persistent underdevelopment around the world. However, much less is known about strategies...
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Apr 06, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
A preliminary draft of the paper is available here.
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Mar 22, 2018
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Roger Phillips, a United Nations Law Consultant and Professor John Ciorciari, Director of International Policy Center, will discuss the dynamics of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the legacy of the tribunal.
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Mar 22, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
This paper estimates the relative efficiency of skilled and unskilled workers across countries using a new method that relies on disaggregated industry and trade data. I document that the share of exports in skill-intensive industries rises sharply...
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Mar 22, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks About the speaker: Amnesty International has appointed Kumi Naidoo as the next Secretary General of the global human rights movement. From August 2018 Kumi will...
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Mar 20, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
In this public talk, Vice Admiral Ota will discuss pressing issues in Northeast Asian security, including current tensions surrounding North Korea, China’s military posture, territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, and how Japan is...
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Mar 19, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Aid agencies often use top-down controls and performance targets to orient the work of their hard-to-monitor field staff. Drawing on my forthcoming book, Navigation by Judgment, I argue that these attempts at control often undermine the actual...
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Mar 16, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Daniel Russel joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow in April 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he most recently served as...
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Mar 15, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In developing countries, the state often has limited capacity to effectively target transfers. We examine the effects of enhanced authentication technology on the de facto performance of India’s largest targeted transfer scheme, the Public...
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Mar 14, 2018
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us next week to hear from this year's IEDP cohort about our research and exploration in the West African hub of Dakar, Senegal. You will also get to hear from the four policy research groups - climate change, infectious disease, youth...
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Mar 12, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
International Policy Center and the Gerald R. Ford School Graduate Career Services invite Ford School students to participate at a simulation from The United States Diplomacy Center facilitated by Dale Giovengo, the Ambassador in Residence. As a...
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Mar 09, 2018
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
The Ford+SPPG Conference is an annual student-led policy conference among students at the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) and the Gerald R. FordSchool of Public Policy (the Ford School), one of America’s premier public policy...
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Mar 08, 2018
4:00 am to 5:30 am
Early life shocks result in physiological changes that allow infants and children to adapt to surrounding environments. We examine the implications of one form of biological adaptation - immune system learning - for human capital formation. Using...
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Mar 05, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Dr. Yousuf Al Busaidi is a Visiting Scholar at the Ford School’s International Policy Center (IPC) and a Visiting Carnegie Scholar at the University of Michigan. He is Research Director for Culture, Basic, and Social Science at The Research Council...
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Feb 21, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Join the conversation: #policytalks Co-sponsored by: International Policy Center, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies About the...
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Feb 09, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Japanese economy appears to have recovered from a two-decade long recession, which began in the early 1990s, as it is currently experiencing continuous growth for a seven-quarter period albeit meager growth rate of approximately 1 percent per...
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Jan 31, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. In the public debate over immigration policy, the mortal toll of border crossings are too often faceless statistics. A Livingston Award-winning journalist, a MacArthur Genius and anthropologist, and...
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Jan 26, 2018, Jan 27, 2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Part 1: CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRIMER Dr. Neu will review principals of conflict resolution theory and practice, and introduce the case study for the next day's simulation. Part 2: SIMULATION EXERCISE Students will apply fundamentals of negotiation on...
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Jan 26, 2018, Jan 27, 2018
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Part 1: CONFLICT RESOLUTION PRIMER Dr. Neu will review principals of conflict resolution theory and practice, and introduce the case study for the next day's simulation. Part 2: SIMULATION EXERCISE Students will apply fundamentals of negotiation on...
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Jan 08, 2018
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  Nicholas J. Rasmussen served as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) from December 2014 to December 2017. He previously served as NCTC’s Deputy Director. From 2007 to 2012, he served with the National Security Council (NSC)...
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Dec 05, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
China’s economic reform has been stalled for some years and in the meantime financial risks are building up. With leadership issues settled by the 19th Congress, what are the prospects for vigorous economic reform? What are the key problems that...
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Nov 30, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Daniel C. Kurtzer is the S.Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Following a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Kurtzer retired in 2005...
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Nov 30, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Large and regular seasonal price fluctuations in local grain markets appear to offer African farmers substantial inter-temporal arbitrage opportunities, but these opportunities remain largely unexploited: small-scale farmers are commonly observed to...
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Nov 21, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
  "This project seeks to understand how the link between immigrants and both firm survival and firm creation shapes the effects of immigration on local labor markets in the U.S. Using two sources of plausibly exogenous variation, initial results...
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Nov 16, 2017
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
We present results from an experiment that randomized the expansion of electric grid infrastructure in rural Kenya. Electricity distribution is the canonical example of a natural monopoly. Randomized price offers show that demand for electricity...
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