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Monday, August 15, 2011
Matthew Davis was quoted in a CBS Detroit article describing a new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health survey that asked adults to rate top health concerns for children.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in a Yahoo News blog post, "Five ideas to create jobs that are so crazy they might just work."
One of the five ideas presented by The Lookout blogger Zachary Roth calls for the government to offer subsidies to private sector companies for hiring new workers. A version of this tactic was tried in 2009, and Roth writes that "the results were generally well-received"--the government invested $1.3 billion in subsidies that employed 260,000 people, nearly 2 percent of jobless people.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Bob Axelrod has been recognized with one of the University of Michigan's most prestigious honors, the Regents' Award for Distinguished Public Service.
The award honors "extraordinary distinction in public service by members of the University faculty." It is designed to recognize public service activities that relate closely to teaching and research and reflect professional and academic expertise.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
World Scientific Books published a compilation of materials from Alan V. Deardorff's festschrift as part of its Studies in International Economics series. The book, titled "Comparative Advantage, Growth, and the Gains from Trade and Globalization: a Festschrift in Honor of Alan V. Deardorff," is grounded in Deardorff's work in international trade economics, and includes papers by festschrift panelists to provide further perspective. Professor emeritus of public policy, Robert M. Stern, edited the book.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
"Equality-in-Quality in the Era of the Affordable Care Act," an article by Matthew Davis on disparities in health care quality across socioeconomic divides, co-authored by Jennifer K. Walter of the School of Medicine, was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Economist interviewed Paul N. Courant in a recent podcast about issues surrounding a proposed settlement in an ongoing lawsuit against Google by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
John Chamberlin was quoted in a Detroit News article about the new 14th district of Michigan, which has been proposed by lawmakers in the state senate as part of a redistricting effort. Michigan's population decrease has forced lawmakers to cut a congressional district and redraw the boundaries between the remaining 14.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally resigned on August 2, 2011 to be sworn in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the next U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China. Rebecca M. Blank, currently Acting Deputy Secretary of the Commerce Department, will serve as Acting Commerce Secretary.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Matthew Davis was quoted in a UPI article called, "Many unaware of child medical research." The article explains the findings of a recent C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health that shows only 16 percent of parents know about medical research opportunities for children—versus the 68 percent who are aware of adult-focused medical research opportunities.
Alan Deardorff quoted in Huffington Post article, "Major American Brands Silent on Alleged Rights Abuses at Overseas Factories"
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Alan Deardorff was quoted in a Huffington Post article on issues surrounding the response of American corporations to alleged human rights abuses that were reported in a factory in Jordan a month ago.
Brian Jacob study featured in Chicago Tribune article, "Principals given flexibility in firing teachers showed they could evaluate well, study indicates"
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Chicago Tribune published an article examining the findings of a study by Brian Jacob on the effects of new firing practices in the Chicago Public School System.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Jan Svejnar was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association (IEA). Elections for this 15-member committee were held at the IEA's 16th Congress held in Beijing, China.
John Ciorciari was quoted in the Voice of America article, "ASEAN Meeting to Examine South China Sea Dispute."
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea is a point of contention for many Southeast Asian countries - Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan all have territorial claims in the area. The expansion is especially troubling for Vietnam and the Philippines - after a Chinese ship cut an exploration cable from a Vietnamese survey vessel that was searching for oil in May, Vietnam began conducting live-fire exercises in the area, and protests have erupted in Vietnam and the Philippines over perceived Chinese aggression. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as partner nations such as China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, will meet in Indonesia, and the issue of the South China Sea is expected to arise.
ASEAN has already made strides in conflict-avoidance in the South China Sea, but previous resolutions have been non-binding. Analysts are pessimistic that a binding code of conduct will be reached at this meeting, especially given China's unila
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Robert Axelrod has received the 2011 Charles E. Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association.
Axelrod is the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, a professor of of public policy at the Ford School, and a professor of political science at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is the author of "The Evolution of Cooperation," which has been translated into eleven languages, as well as several other books, including "The Complexity of Cooperation," and "Harnessing Complexity," co-authored with Michael D. Cohen. He was a MacArthur Prize fellow from 1987 to 1992 and was the president of the American Political Science Association from 2006 to 2007. His research on cooperation has been cited in over four thousand articles and five hundred books.
Brian Jacob quoted in Christian Science Monitor article, "America's biggest teacher and principal cheating scandal unfolds in Atlanta"
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Brian Jacob was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article on a major cheating scandal currently unfolding in the Atlanta Public School system.
According to Governor Nathan Deal, the school district's major gains reported on Georgia standardized tests were the result of a widespread phenomenon of score-fixing among teachers and administrators. The district has won national acclaim, as well as funding from several major philanthropic foundations, over the course of the last decade, largely for these gains. Its superintendent, Beverly Hall, was named 2009 Superintendent of the Year.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Matthew Davis was quoted in the Detroit News article, "Doctor's advice: shower before dip into pool."
Marina Whitman quoted in Xinhua News article, "First female IMF chief receives praise from former hometown of Chicago"
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Marina Whitman was quoted in a Xinhua English article on the reaction to the appointment of Christine Lagarde to the position of managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Lagarde is the first woman ever to hold that position, and is currently serving as the French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry.
Monday, June 27, 2011
An article by John D. Ciorciari, "Chinese Dilemmas in the South China Sea," appeared on CNN's website on June 23rd. The article focused on China's disputes with countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines over the Spratly Islands in the South China sea.
John D. Ciorciari quoted in Voice of America article, "Amnesty, Double Jeopardy on Agenda for Tribunal Hearing"
Sunday, June 26, 2011
John D. Ciorciari quoted in International Business Times article, "Prominent Indonesian Migrant fears Jakarta's inaction on Saudi beheading"
Friday, June 24, 2011
John D. Ciorciari was quoted in an International Business Times article on the situation surrounding the beheading of an Indonesian migrant worker in Saudi Arabia.
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