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
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[...]
"No legitimate, fact-based reason" to deny gay marriage teaser image
Jun 18, 2014
On June 17, both MLive and the Detroit Free Press reported on amicus briefs filed with the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of[...]
The Guardian features Courant study: Top U's pay too much teaser image
Jun 17, 2014
"Top universities are paying too much for scores of academic journals provided by major publishing companies," writes[...]
Obama EO on student loan relief doesn't go far enough teaser image
Jun 16, 2014
In her Economic View "Finding Shock Absorbers for Student Debt," published June 15 in the Sunday business section of[...]
Dr. Schwarz speaks with Stateside on care of veterans teaser image
Jun 13, 2014
Cynthia Canty of Stateside , a Michigan Radio program, interviewed Dr. John J.H. "Joe" Schwarz , a physician and former[...]
Student loan market regulation, the urgency of reform teaser image
Jun 13, 2014
"Remember the Problems with Mortgage Defaults? They're Coming Back with Student Loans," writes Professor Susan Dynarski[...]
No job, no welfare, no good teaser image
Jun 13, 2014
A recent report authored by Kristin Seefeldt and colleagues from The Urban Institute is the subject of Olga Khazan's[...]
The Atlantic cites Jacob's teacher tenure study teaser image
Jun 12, 2014
As a California judge rules that the state's teacher tenure system is disproportionately harmful to children from low-[...]
One in three say no solid evidence of global warming teaser image
Jun 11, 2014
By Greta Guest While a majority of Americans still believe that global warming is occurring, the cold and snowy winter[...]
Read 'the Ford School feed' teaser image
Jun 11, 2014
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, is now[...]
Jun 11, 2014
Many of you will remember Ned Gramlich, who was a beloved faculty member at the Ford School for three decades. Last[...]
Money magazine interviews Wolfers on money and happiness  teaser image
Jun 10, 2014
In the June 9 Money magazine article, "Does Money Buy Happiness," Susie Poppick interviews Justin Wolfers on the[...]
Symposium honors Jim House; 35 years of teaching, service teaser image
Jun 10, 2014
After an academic career spanning eight years at Duke University and some 35 years at the University of Michigan,[...]
"Ned was right" conference at the Fed teaser image
Jun 10, 2014
Over three decades of service, Founding Dean Ned Gramlich helped shape the Ford School's mission and vision, and served[...]
Better schools, better learning? teaser image
Jun 10, 2014
"Billions of dollars are spent annually to construct new schools, and to repair and upgrade existing ones," says Isaac[...]
Jun 10, 2014
For years, the Ford School has hosted an annual student trip to Washington, DC, where Ford School students can learn[...]
Jun 09, 2014
An anthropology major from Ghana; a liberal arts major from Jamaica; an international studies major from Livonia; a[...]
Rabe cited in Forbes on EPA greenhouse gas rules teaser image
Jun 03, 2014
Ford School Professor Barry Rabe was cited in Howard Gleckman's June 2 Forbes article "Could EPA's New Greenhouse Gas[...]
College credit for high school courses? teaser image
Jun 03, 2014
A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will allow Ford School[...]
Jun 03, 2014
Second year Ford School students are engaged in public policy internships all around the world this summer, and we're[...]
Jun 02, 2014
In 2007, the Urban Institute and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy teamed up to create a video for Ned Gramlich,[...]
Jun 02, 2014
Founding Ford School Dean Ned Gramlich was an avid baseball fan, and directed Major League Baseball's economic study[...]
Whitman in Huff Po feature on crying at work teaser image
May 30, 2014
Marina v.N. Whitman is featured in Catherine Pearson's "What 15 Female Leaders Really Think about Crying at Work,"[...]
Justin Wolfers featured in Aussie Financial Review teaser image
May 29, 2014
"The path from gambling at a Sydney racetrack to sparring with the world's intellectual elite led Justin Wolfers to[...]
May 29, 2014
In the May 28 Michigan Daily article, "Michigan law raises minimum wage to $9.25," Margo Levy, an undergraduate student[...]
Easing credit for parents seeking educational loans? teaser image
May 28, 2014
In a May 27 article for Bloomberg, Janet Lorin describes, "Alarm Raised by Plan to Ease Credit Norms on U.S. Parent[...]
May 28, 2014
To our knowledge, the Ford School has never prepared a yearbook for students and new graduates, but we decided this was[...]
May 28, 2014
In a May 23 article for Business Insider, Hayley Peterson looks to history to argue "Why Today's Fast Food Wage[...]
Wolfers' research cited in NYT The Upshot column teaser image
May 23, 2014
"An indirect path to accuracy in election polling," a May 21 article by David Leonhardt for the New York Times'[...]
May 23, 2014
Professor Michael S. Barr makes an appearance in "Financial Crisis, Over and Already Forgotten," a May 22 New York[...]
May 23, 2014
Edward M. (Ned) Gramlich was among the most productive policy economists of his day–a day stretching from the mid-1960s[...]
Kids and screen time, too much says Davis teaser image
May 22, 2014
Young children in the U.S. get too much screen time is the chief finding of a new poll directed by Professor Matt Davis[...]
May 22, 2014
According to an analysis conducted by Bloomberg BNA, a division of Bloomberg, some 40 different groups spent money in[...]
CNN interviews Stevenson on Beantown plan to eliminate gender pay gap teaser image
May 20, 2014
Most people would recognize that it's unfair to pay women less than men for the same level and quality of work. But[...]
Former ambassador to Brazil analyzes president's reelection odds teaser image
May 16, 2014
On May 16, Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Advisor published comments by Melvyn Levitsky , former U.S.[...]
"What's the counterfactual?" asks Sue Dynarski of student loans teaser image
May 16, 2014
In a May 15 Chronicle of Higher Education article, Beckie Supiano explores the tricky question of how student loans[...]
Axelrod highlighted in Vox on Republican Benghazi dilemma teaser image
May 13, 2014
Ford School Professor Robert Axelrod's research was cited by Zack Beauchamp in the May 12 Vox article, " Benghazi is a[...]
Wolfers for Upshot: Labor Market Dented, Not Broken teaser image
May 13, 2014
In his May 13 Upshot blog post for the New York Times, "Labor Market Seems Dented, Not Broken," Ford School Professor[...]
May 13, 2014
In his May 10 story for the New York Times' Upshot , Harvard economist Sendhil Mullainathan argues that the gender pay[...]
May 09, 2014
Overheard this semester: Policy Talks @ the Ford School "It seems to me that our efforts to narrow racial differences[...]
Matt Johnson's American Bureaucrat blog highlights the people and ideas public policy is meant to serve teaser image
May 08, 2014
By Thomas O'Mealia (BA '14) As deputy director of the Global Security Contingency Fund, Matt Johnson is doing what many[...]
Potter publishes op-ed in The Guardian on increasing threat of terrorism in China teaser image
May 08, 2014
In the wake of three terrorist attacks by Uighur militants in China in the past two months, Assistant Professor Phil[...]
May 08, 2014
Remember the days of Lorch Hall? Or holiday skits? Or dreaded problem sets? The Centennial Reunion is the perfect[...]
May 08, 2014
Jennifer Niggemeier , director of graduate career services and alumni relations, and Elisabeth Johnston , alumni[...]
May 08, 2014
The University of Michigan ranks eighth in the nation as a Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows destination in 2014.[...]
May 07, 2014
Max Ehrenfreund of The Washington Post reports on Yu Xie's recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National[...]
May 07, 2014
Two new endowed funds for the next century of student support We all know how tough it is to save—to choose between[...]
Hybrid Justice and Armed With Expertise teaser image
May 06, 2014
Two new books from Ford School faculty members John D. Ciorciari and Joy Rohde deepen our understanding of[...]