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
Setting priorities: Kim Stone (MS '94, MPP '93) teaser image
Jan 02, 2013
Kim Stone wants to make life in her community better. That's why she's chosen to run for public office. "Over the last[...]
Helen Levy co-authors Detroit News op-ed on Medicaid expansion in Michigan teaser image
Jan 02, 2013
As lawmakers develop Michigan's budget for 2013, they would do well to consider expanding Medicaid coverage to those at[...]
94 years of progress for women at work, but... teaser image
Jan 01, 2013
In her capacity as a member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, Betsey Stevenson took over the White[...]
Housing market car production could be a big part of the recovery, says Wolfers teaser image
Dec 29, 2012
The so-called fiscal cliff has dominated economic news lately, but economist Justin Wolfers spoke with Jacki Lyden of[...]
Washington Post quotes Betsey Stevenson on fiscal cliff deal teaser image
Dec 25, 2012
The Washington Post reports that it is unlikely that Democrats and Republicans will reach a deal an agreement on the[...]
New York Times cites education study by Dynarski, Bailey teaser image
Dec 22, 2012
In an article on the difficulty low-income students have making it to college and graduating, the New York Times cited[...]
Dynarski study shows growing gaps between rich and poor in postsecondary education teaser image
Dec 19, 2012
Atlantic Magazine cites a 2011 study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski on the widening gaps between low- and high-income[...]
Fall edition of State & Hill examines global and human security, Bob Axelrod's research on cooperation, the irrepressible First Lady Betty Ford, more teaser image
Dec 19, 2012
In this issue of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill, readers will learn about global and human security[...]
Everyday innovation teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
Ford School alumni 'work smart' on international development at USAID "Just imagine the communities you came from if,[...]
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
International development interns put ideas to work One block down Hill Street, just west of State, is Ali Baba's, a[...]
BA alum works to ensure prisoners' civil rights teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
For Gary Graca (BA '09), a degree in public policy was about seeing what happens out of public view. As a paralegal in[...]
Irrepressible First Lady Betty Ford teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
Being ladylike does not require silence There are photos and movies of Betty Ford in her family home from the 1960s.[...]
 Having an impact now teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
When Jeff Kessner (MPP/MUP '14) joined the Nonprofit and Public Management Center (NPM) last year, he knew he would[...]
The ongoing Eurozone experiment teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
The fortunes of the European Economic and Monetary Union. For many of us, the year 2006 was part of a different time.[...]
Changing the game: Bob Axelrod's powerful blueprint for peace teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
By Erin M. Spanier We've all heard the dictum, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. It's an ancient Mesopotamian[...]
Memory and justice: Assembling archives of mass atrocities teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
A woman in Cambodia recently released more than 1,000 photographs of people imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge—the genocidal[...]
Mapping terror: Understanding terrorist networks and alliances teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
People collaborate—it's what we do. We work together to tackle big problems. We work together to achieve big goals. We[...]
Something worth fighting for: The future of an arms trade treaty teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
In July 2012, an eleventh hour phone call with instructions from the White House abruptly stalled passage of an all-but[...]
Stevenson, Wolfers examine why many top colleges may have a skewed view of their potential students teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
In their Bloomberg View column, Ford School economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers examine the findings of a[...]
A conversation with businessman, philanthropist, and Ford School friend, Hank Meijer teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
Detroiters spend an estimated $4.6 billion each year on groceries and other merchandise. And more than $1.5 billion of[...]
The heart of security teaser image
Dec 17, 2012
New IPC director Allan Stam is taking the research center in bold new directions. His latest project on the 1994[...]
Former dean and Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank returns to the Ford School teaser image
Dec 14, 2012
The Ford School welcomed former dean and Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank back to Weill Hall on[...]
Rabe speaks with Bloomberg News about climate issues, divisions within Congress teaser image
Dec 13, 2012
For a story about efforts by former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis to combat global warming, Bloomberg News talked[...]
Justin Wolfers speaks with Marketplace on gift-giving teaser image
Dec 12, 2012
American Public Media's Marketplace spoke with Justin Wolfers for the program's holiday edition of the Freakonomics[...]
Ford School Dean Collins appointed to Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago teaser image
Dec 12, 2012
Susan M. Collins , dean of the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, was appointed Wednesday to[...]
Rabe, Ruff speak with The Detroit News on right-to-work teaser image
Dec 08, 2012
The Detroit News interviewed Barry Rabe and Craig Ruff about the decision by Governor Rick Snyder to endorse right-to-[...]
Congratulations to John Chamberlin, Elena Delbanco as they retire teaser image
Dec 07, 2012
As the semester draws to a close, as John grades his last paper and Elena ties up her final student conference, we[...]
Stevenson speaks with Marketplace on November jobs numbers
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Dec 07, 2012
Betsey Stevenson spoke with American Public Media's Marketplace about the significance of jobs figures in the Labor[...]
Informed Relief: Andrew Schroeder (MPP '07) teaser image
Dec 06, 2012
Part of what can make a hurricane deadly is the storm surge that follows: high winds that cause the sea level to rise[...]
Battle Creek Enquirer interviews Joe Schwarz on right to work teaser image
Dec 06, 2012
The Battle Creek Enquirer interviewed Joe Schwarz about the possibility of new right-to-work legislation after a week[...]
"The Political Viability of Carbon Taxation," Barry Rabe's latest blog post teaser image
Dec 05, 2012
The Political Viability of Carbon Taxation by Barry Rabe Economists of nearly all methodological and ideological[...]
Barry Rabe: Majority of Americans want feds to address climate change teaser image
Dec 05, 2012
Just over half of Americans believe the federal government should address climate change, according to a University of[...]
Community is an intervention: NPC panel on recession and recovery emphasizes collaboration across sectors teaser image
Dec 04, 2012
On November 19 at the U-M Detroit Center , the National Poverty Center (NPC) in conjunction with the C.S. Mott[...]
Online ordering now available for Ford School apparel teaser image
Nov 30, 2012
Ordering extended through midnight on December 9! Like to surf the web? Online ordering for a select number of Ford[...]
Remarks by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo ripple through blogosphere teaser image
Nov 29, 2012
During his November 16 Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture Dick Costolo (BS '85), Twitter's CEO, made waves by[...]
Justin Wolfers discusses Intrade with NPR's All Things Considered teaser image
Nov 29, 2012
Justin Wolfers spoke with National Public Radio's All Things Considered about Intrade, a website that invites users to[...]
Shobita Parthasarathy proposal receives MCubed seed grant teaser image
Nov 29, 2012
A proposal by Shobita Parthasarathy was selected as one of fifty projects to receive a $60,000 seed grant under the[...]
Melvyn Levitsky appears in Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Advisor, answering the question: Where is the Drug Policy Debate Headed Next? teaser image
Nov 27, 2012
Where is the Drug Policy Debate Headed Next? Question from Latin American Advisor Colorado and Washington state passed[...]
Justin Wolfers speaks with MSNBC on tax reform, fiscal cliff teaser image
Nov 27, 2012
With automatic federal deficit reduction measures set to take effect in January, Justin Wolfers appeared on MSNBC's "[...]
Marina Whitman spoke with Crain's Detroit Business on future of business, post-election teaser image
Nov 26, 2012
Marina Whitman spoke on a panel of nonprofit and private sector executives, organized by Crain's Detroit Business and[...]
Brian Jacob speaks with Detroit Free Press about cheating among students teaser image
Nov 25, 2012
The Detroit Free Press interviewed Brian Jacob about student cheating following the release of a new survey by the[...]
Detroit Free Press cites CLOSUP report, distrust of state as factor in tax reform teaser image
Nov 19, 2012
The Detroit Free Press cited a new Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) published by the Center for Local, State, and[...]
Southern California Public Radio interviews John Ciorciari on Obama's Asia visit teaser image
Nov 19, 2012
Southern California Public Radio interviewed John Ciorciari about the political context and motivations behind[...]
It's even worse than it looks: a conversation with Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein teaser image
Nov 19, 2012
Join us for this Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture on Tuesday, November 27 at 4 p.m. [ More
Most local leaders say personal property tax is complex, but important to their budgets teaser image
Nov 19, 2012
A majority of Michigan's local government leaders believe revenue from the personal property tax is important to their[...]
Helen Levy interviewed by Michigan Radio on basics of health insurance exchanges teaser image
Nov 15, 2012
Michigan Radio interviewed Helen Levy about the basic structure of the new state health insurance exchanges established[...]
"Martian's Daughter" at Hungarian embassy in DC teaser image
Nov 14, 2012
Marina Whitman spoke with Bloomberg News at a book signing in Washington, DC hosted by long-time friends John and[...]
"Economics of Carbon Taxes," Barry Rabe's latest blog post teaser image
Nov 14, 2012
Economics of Carbon Taxes By Barry Rabe The idea of enacting a carbon tax to address climate change and fiscal woes may[...]
Bloomberg quotes Betsey Stevenson on high-profile affairs teaser image
Nov 13, 2012
Betsey Stevenson was quoted in a Bloomberg article about the growing attention given to affairs among powerful[...]
Divorce costs thousands of women health insurance coverage every year teaser image
Nov 12, 2012
About 115,000 women lose their private health insurance every year in the wake of divorce, according to a University of[...]