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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[...]
Barry Rabe quoted by ClimateWire on Nov. 6 wins, losses for environment teaser image
Nov 07, 2012
Professor Barry Rabe spoke with ClimateWire about victories and losses for environmentalists coming out of the November[...]
The Monkey Cage publishes guest column by Philip Potter titled, "The next four years: how the election will shape foreign policy" teaser image
Nov 07, 2012
The Monkey Cage, a blog about politics and political science research, published a guest column by Philip Potter ,[...]
Watch Policy Talks @ the Ford School conversation with Chairman Ben Bernanke teaser image
Nov 05, 2012
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak at Rackham Auditorium on 1/14. The event is free, open to the public,[...]
U-M launches $9 million effort to strengthen Great Lakes restoration while advancing research and education teaser image
Nov 02, 2012
A new $9 million University of Michigan Great Lakes research and education center will guide efforts to protect and[...]
Justin Wolfers speaks with New York Times about polling voter expectation teaser image
Nov 01, 2012
Justin Wolfers spoke with the New York Times about the effectiveness of polling voters about their expectations in[...]
Article by Helen Levy published in New England Journal of Medicine teaser image
Oct 31, 2012
The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Helen Levy and Katherine Baicker, titled "The Insurance[...]
Susan M. Collins speaks at Columbia conference on labor and development teaser image
Oct 30, 2012
Dean Susan M. Collins spoke at the Conference on Labor and Development, hosted by Columbia University's Center on[...]
Race, incarceration, and American values teaser image
Oct 24, 2012
Join us for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Lecture by Glenn Loury Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social[...]
Two Ford School alumni awarded Strong Cities Strong Communities Fellowship teaser image
Oct 23, 2012
Ford School alumni Chris Dorle (MPP '07) and Betsy Palazzola (MPP '12) are recipients of the inaugural Strong Cities[...]
Detroit Free Press, others cover Michigan Merit Curriculum study teaser image
Oct 22, 2012
The Detroit Free Press reported on a new study from the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research , of which the[...]
Marketplace quotes Justin Wolfers on "too big to fail" teaser image
Oct 22, 2012
American Public Media's Marketplace spoke with Justin Wolfers in a segment about whether some insurance companies might[...]
Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students, with little or negative impact on lower achievers teaser image
Oct 22, 2012
The class of 2011, the first group of students exposed to the Michigan Merit Curriculum for their entire high school[...]
Crain's Detroit Business selects Lisa Katz (MPA '01) as a "40 Under 40" for 2012 teaser image
Oct 22, 2012
Crain's Detroit Business profiled Ford School alumna Lisa Katz (MPA '01), a 2012 recipient of its "40 Under 40" award.[...]
Michigan celebrates Willis Ward Day teaser image
Oct 19, 2012
As football fans look forward to tomorrow's U-M-MSU annual gridiron clash, Michigan residents also will celebrate one[...]
Sheldon Danziger opinion featured in New York Times forum addressing the question: "Shrink Inequality to Grow the Economy?" teaser image
Oct 19, 2012
In response to the New York Times' Room for Debate forum question, "Shrink Inequality to Grow the Economy?," Sheldon[...]
CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey on union concessions appears in Bridge Magazine, MLive.com, more teaser image
Oct 19, 2012
Bridge Magazine and MLive.com outlined key findings from a new Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) published by the[...]
Trey Williams honored with 2012 University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award teaser image
Oct 18, 2012
Trey Williams was honored with a 2012 University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award (DDLA) by the Office[...]
Michigan Daily article cites CLOSUP panel on Proposition 3 teaser image
Oct 18, 2012
An article in the Michigan Daily, entitled "Michigan voters divided on Proposition 3," cited a panel discussion hosted[...]
BA Information Session teaser image
Oct 18, 2012
Q: Rising inequality. Voting rights. The Arab Spring. Education reform. Congressional gridlock. The Eurozone crisis.[...]
Self-nominations now being accepted for Ford School Alumni Board teaser image
Oct 17, 2012
Ford School Alumni Board Vice-Chair Pete Fritz (MPP/MBA '10) issued a call for self-nominations for six open board[...]
Dick Costolo, CEO Twitter teaser image
Oct 17, 2012
Join us for a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Dick Costolo (BS '85), CEO of Twitter, on Friday, November 16[...]
MPPS report: local leaders report that unions made most concessions in contract negotiations  teaser image
Oct 16, 2012
Local government leaders in Michigan report that their employees' unions made concessions in negotiations this year[...]
WXYZ TV 7 covers presidential debate viewing at Ford School teaser image
Oct 16, 2012
ABC affiliate WXYZ TV 7 covered a viewing party for the second presidential debate held in the Ford School's Annenberg[...]
Carl Simon receives 2012 Rackham Distinguished Faculty Award teaser image
Oct 15, 2012
Carl Simon has received a 2012 Rackham Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for his long-time commitment to research[...]
Sheldon Danziger appointed to U.S. Census Bureau advisory committee teaser image
Oct 12, 2012
Sheldon Danziger was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations. The new[...]
U-M and Ford School pay tribute to the life and legacy of Betty Ford teaser image
Oct 11, 2012
The Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy sponsored a 90-minute tribute to the late first lady, Betty Ford, who died[...]
October edition of 'the Ford School feed' – Betty Ford tribute, open Alumni Board nominations, new faculty hires, more teaser image
Oct 10, 2012
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
Everyone Loves a Comeback: How Two Alums are Successfully Selling Detroit teaser image
Oct 09, 2012
Most experts agree that Detroit is undergoing a nascent revitalization, but the city still needs to continue attracting[...]
Race, inequality, cultural deficiency narratives, and schooling: a lecture by Angel Harris teaser image
Oct 09, 2012
Angel Harris, associate professor of sociology and African American studies at Princeton University, will give a[...]
Fingerprints for finance: Improving micro lending in Africa teaser image
Oct 09, 2012
This story, by Bill Foreman, originally appeared on the U-M Global Gateway. Some called it "witchcraft." Others just[...]
Bloomberg op-ed by Betsey Stevenson, Justin Wolfers cites markets to argue "Romney's Party Isn't Fiscally Reliable" teaser image
Oct 08, 2012
Economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have opined in a column for Bloomberg View that if markets are any[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in Detroit Free Press on Proposal 3 teaser image
Oct 07, 2012
Job creation is often a point of contention when states—such as Michigan—consider implementing new clean energy[...]
Elisabeth Gerber appointed Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy teaser image
Oct 02, 2012
Elisabeth Gerber was named the Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy, a collegiate professorship, effective[...]
Justin Wolfers speaks with Radio National about economics of same-sex marriage teaser image
Sep 28, 2012
Justin Wolfers spoke with Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National about using economics to understand the[...]
Michigan Public Policy Survey reflects divide amongst local leaders over the state's emergency manager law teaser image
Sep 27, 2012
The latest poll from the Michigan Public Policy Survey reflects divided opinions over the state's emergency manager law[...]
Marina Whitman interviewed by American Public Media's Marketplace about her book, "The Martian's Daughter" teaser image
Sep 26, 2012
Marina Whitman discussed her new book, "The Martian's Daughter", on American Public Media's Marketplace , which is[...]