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
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[...]
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.[...]
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 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[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
"How money corrupts Congress," a lecture by Lawrence Lessig teaser image
Sep 25, 2012
"How money corrupts Congress," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Lawrence Lessig. Monday, October 8, 2012 4:[...]
The University of Michigan tribute to Mrs. Betty Ford teaser image
Sep 25, 2012
A trailblazing First Lady who brought candor and integrity to our national conversation. Keynote policy lecture by[...]
Policy Points: Thomas Ivacko discusses Michigan Public Policy Survey on the state's emergency manager law teaser image
Sep 24, 2012
In the latest installment of " Policy Points ," Thomas Ivacko says less than half (38 percent) of Michigan's local[...]
Local leaders split over state's emergency manager law teaser image
Sep 24, 2012
Less than half (38 percent) of Michigan's local leaders support the state's emergency manager law, while about a third[...]
New York Times: NPC research shows majority of parents still providing financial boost to young-adult children teaser image
Sep 21, 2012
In its article, " From Parents, a Living Inheritance ," The New York Times cited a research finding by Patrick Wightman[...]
Median household income shrinking as low-paying job sectors grow, Danziger tells Chicago Tribune teaser image
Sep 20, 2012
The Chicago Tribune quoted National Poverty Center director Sheldon Danziger in its article, " Illinois sees more[...]
Increased food stamp usage warranted as Metro Detroit poverty rises, Danziger says teaser image
Sep 20, 2012
The Detroit News quoted Sheldon Danziger on food stamps and retirement income in its article on the rise of poverty in[...]
Barry Rabe interviewed by Michigan Radio in segment, "Muddying the Michigan Constitution?" teaser image
Sep 20, 2012
Barry Rabe spoke with Michigan Radio about why some interest groups pursue policy change through amendments to the[...]
Baby boom generation: "the first generation shifting the cost of college to their kids," Dynarski says teaser image
Sep 19, 2012
Student Loan Ranger, an Equal Justice Works education blog hosted by U.S. News & World Report, cited Susan M.[...]
Michigan's smoking ban did not substantially cut bar, restaurant sales, Levy study finds teaser image
Sep 17, 2012
The Detroit Free Press reported Monday that a study by Helen Levy indicates Michigan's 2010 smoking ban did not lead to[...]
"America's retirement crisis," a lecture by Roger Ferguson. teaser image
Sep 16, 2012
"America's retirement crisis," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Roger Ferguson. Thursday, September 27, 2012[...]
Census report on poverty rate shows stimulus worked, Sheldon Danziger says teaser image
Sep 12, 2012
National Poverty Center director Sheldon Danziger had an optimistic view of the U.S. Census Bureau's report on the[...]
A lot at stake in South China Sea standoff, Ciorciari tells NPR teaser image
Sep 12, 2012
National Public Radio quoted John D. Ciorciari about the territorial dispute between China and the Philippines over[...]
Gen. Michael Hayden on al-Qaida, career, and the importance of policy analysts teaser image
Sep 11, 2012
Four-star general Michael Hayden, retired U.S. Air Force, delivered the Ford School's annual Josh Rosenthal Education[...]
Stock market, resurgent since '08, indicates Americans are better off, say Stevenson and Wolfers teaser image
Sep 10, 2012
Ford School economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers argue a resurgent stock market indicates Americans are in[...]
Sep 10, 2012
"Choices for federal spending and taxes," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Doug Elmendorf. Thursday,[...]
Sep 09, 2012
Dear Alumni and Friends: On July 12—what would have been President Ford’s 99th birthday—the Ford School once again[...]
Sheldon Danziger says U.S. Congress must do more to alleviate poverty teaser image
Sep 07, 2012
In the latest installment of " Policy Points ," Sheldon Danziger predicts a rise in the poverty rate for 2012. The U.S[...]
Kristin Seefeldt pens op-ed about Michigan Recession and Recovery Survey teaser image
Sep 05, 2012
Michigan continues to battle the economic challenges of the Great Recession, but some progress has been made, reported[...]
Five Ford School students awarded CEW scholarships  teaser image
Sep 05, 2012
The Center for the Education of Women has named the Ford School's Emma Maack (MPP student), Caroline Meehan (MPP[...]