The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
Wolfers picked for IMF "25 Brightest Young Economists" list teaser image
Sep 10, 2014
What does Justin Wolfers have in common with Esther Duflo, Roland Fryer, and Thomas Piketty? All just made the[...]
What's new about our new site? Just about everything.  teaser image
Sep 05, 2014
Welcome to the Ford School's all-new presence on the web. For the past ten months, we've been working to design, create[...]
Proximity to Great Lakes a key factor in local officials' views teaser image
Sep 04, 2014
By Greta Guest ANN ARBOR—Nearly all of Michigan's local leaders see the Great Lakes as a valuable economic resource for[...]
Mapping Ebola to combat its spread teaser image
Sep 03, 2014
On August 18, Dr. Dan Kelly published an op-ed in the San Francisco Gate . His friend and colleague, a medical doctor,[...]
Sep 02, 2014
“Before we get too excited about the possibility of giving everyone access to potentially life-saving information, we[...]
Sep 02, 2014
After the widespread deregulation of U.S. energy in the late 1990s, in which half of American nuclear plants entered[...]
Sep 02, 2014
Neel Hajra , who regularly teaches “Policy and Management in the Nonprofit Sector” at the Ford School, has been named[...]
Axelrod begins State Department fellowship teaser image
Sep 02, 2014
Robert Axelrod , the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, will begin a one-year Jefferson Science[...]
Welcome, and welcome back, to the Ford School teaser image
Sep 01, 2014
Members of the Ford School community—welcome, and welcome back! Summer tends to send us all around the globe—for family[...]
Lower interest rates won't stop student loan defaults; Dynarski argues for income-dependent repayment teaser image
Sep 01, 2014
Student loan interest rates have risen from 3.86 to 4.66 percent this fall, and critics are arguing that the government[...]
Alums ensure student resumes are polished, accurate, and clear teaser image
Sep 01, 2014
On July 24, the Ford School piloted a worldwide Alumni Resume Review Program. In-person resume reviews, for Ford School[...]
Brian Jacob receives grant to study educational reform effectiveness teaser image
Sep 01, 2014
Brian Jacob has been awarded a $98,487 grant from the Spencer Foundation to study the effectiveness of No Child Left[...]
Correlation still does not imply causation teaser image
Sep 01, 2014
In an August 6 article in “The Upshot,” The New York Times ' curated blog on politics, policy, and economics, Susan[...]
Law enforcement increasingly intolerant of dissent teaser image
Aug 29, 2014
"It's very clear that when people get this gear they tend to want to use it," says Joy Rohde in the August 28 Policy[...]
"Sacred values" can always be reinterpreted teaser image
Aug 29, 2014
"After spleens are vented…enough grudging accommodation can emerge to stop the killing even if dreams of triumph endure[...]
Khmer Rouge Tribunal begins new phase with wider scope teaser image
Aug 28, 2014
The Khmer Rouge tribunal's ongoing proceedings against the former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are[...]
American government intro, refresher for incoming master’s students teaser image
Aug 28, 2014
This August, the Ford School offered its first ever American government module , a free non-credit course to acquaint[...]
Later start for school days not flashy policy, but would improve education  teaser image
Aug 27, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement that American high schools should start later in the[...]
Welcome back returning Fordies! teaser image
Aug 27, 2014
As our new and returning Fordies settle in at Weill Hall, we'd like to share a few highlights from the summer: We were[...]
Carl Simon talks Ebola and the power of quarantine teaser image
Aug 26, 2014
In an August 26 Policy Points video, Carl Simon argues that quarantine is the key to containing and eliminating the[...]
Welcome week for new students teaser image
Aug 22, 2014
They’ve ordered their Mcards, registered for classes, submitted their student bios, and done a dozen other things to[...]
Take your professor to lunch teaser image
Aug 14, 2014
On March 19th, 2014, Ford School students Maron Alemu and Analidis Ochoa took professor Luke Shaefer to lunch at the[...]
Articles jump to conclusions on Gallup debt findings teaser image
Aug 14, 2014
"I am happy to yield the point that, everything else held constant, a person will be happier without debt than with it[...]
Professional Development Fund helps jumpstart careers teaser image
Aug 14, 2014
With valuable educational opportunities beckoning in cities near and far, Ford School students benefit from[...]
Fed stays cautious on recovery stimulus teaser image
Jul 31, 2014
"It would be hard to make a strong case at this point that the economy is roaring out of a slow recovery," Kathryn[...]
Guiding American math education reform teaser image
Jul 25, 2014
Ford School Professor David Cohen and his wife, Magdalene Lampert, cited in Elizabeth Green's July 23 New York Times[...]
Kevin Stange awarded Spencer Foundation grant teaser image
Jul 24, 2014
Ford School professor Kevin Stange has been awarded a $49,854 grant from the Spencer Foundation to study the effects of[...]
Carbon tax might work, if revenue funds renewables teaser image
Jul 23, 2014
A July 21 report released by Barry Rabe , director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), and[...]
The Trehan Family Ford School Fund teaser image
Jul 21, 2014
The Trehans came to the University of Michigan from India in 1964 with about $1,000. Mrs. Adarsh Trehan, now a Ford[...]
Worldwide Spirit Day marks Ford School centennial teaser image
Jul 21, 2014
Ford School students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends around the world celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the[...]
Local opposition to fracking gains momentum in Colorado teaser image
Jul 18, 2014
Municipal control over energy policy could make hydraulic fracturing a risky investment in Colorado, Ford School[...]
Parthasarathy elected to 4S Governing Council teaser image
Jul 17, 2014
Shobita Parthasarathy has been elected to the Governing Council of the Society for the Social Studies of Science . The[...]
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency rolls out new website teaser image
Jul 15, 2014
The new Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, headed by Ford School alum Jeff Barnes (MPP '09), recently launched a[...]
Business Insider echoes calls for 2-question aid application teaser image
Jul 10, 2014
"Student aid applications are a burdensome gauntlet, and complexity is most damaging to students with the least[...]
The Centennial Reunion teaser image
Jul 09, 2014
A major celebration of the Ford School's centennial held during University of Michigan Homecoming Weekend. Activities[...]
Anti-globalization is "bad news for the U.S. auto industry" teaser image
Jul 08, 2014
"It looks as if U.S. auto manufacturers have finally gone global," Marina v.N. Whitman writes in "Globalization is,[...]
Washington Post, Times notes plunge in long-term unemployment teaser image
Jul 07, 2014
"The nation has not seen such hefty job gains since the late-1990s tech hiring boom," writes Patrice Hill in a July 3[...]
New interstate pipeline proposed near old pipeline-rupture site teaser image
Jul 02, 2014
"The wild grass is only now beginning to hide the scar left by the giant ditch digger that gouged a trench though Ron[...]
Meet our 2015 David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellows, Detroit teaser image
Jun 30, 2014
Megan Foster comes to the Ford School from the United States Senate, where she served as a legislative aide for Senator[...]
Hausman in VoxEU on energy  teaser image
Jun 30, 2014
"Estimating the economic value of energy transmission is difficult," writes Catherine Hausman in a June 16 article for[...]
Internship Field Report: Michele Majors @ UNHCR, Geneva teaser image
Jun 30, 2014
An email interview with Michele Majors, interning with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva,[...]
Alum announces new UN strategy for fuel, energy teaser image
Jun 30, 2014
On May 13, Steven T. Corliss (MPP/JD '88) formally announced the UN Refugee Agency's Safe Access to Fuel and Energy ([...]
Wealth inequality doubles among US households teaser image
Jun 27, 2014
By Diane Swanbrow Wealth inequality among U.S. households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new[...]
Internship field report: DuoDuo Zhang @ Washington, DC teaser image
Jun 25, 2014
"Hello. Congressional Management Foundation….How may I help you?" So begins DuoDuo (Doris) Zhang's days as a research[...]
Alumni Board calls for Staebler Service Award nominations teaser image
Jun 25, 2014
The Ford School Alumni Board seeks nominations for the Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award . The Staebler Award[...]
Lindsay Price and Tom Cook receive 2014 Staff Recognition Awards teaser image
Jun 23, 2014
Congratulations to Lindsay Price , academic advisor, and Tom Cook , instructional services/computing technician, for[...]
Chamberlin on Michigan's lax charter school laws teaser image
Jun 23, 2014
"In September 2005, Emma Street Holdings bought property on Sibley road in Huron Township for $375,000. Six days later[...]
Stevenson speaks at White House Summit on Working Families teaser image
Jun 23, 2014
Betsey Stevenson , a member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, will offer a plenary speech during the[...]
Ford School mourns the loss of Kenneth Furlough teaser image
Jun 20, 2014
Kenneth Furlough, who began his MPP studies at the Ford School in the fall of 2013, passed away early last week from[...]
NY Times publishes "answer on a postcard" teaser image
Jun 19, 2014
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo) have proposed a bipartisan bill to dramatically simplify[...]