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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[...]
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[...]
"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:[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
"Choices for federal spending and taxes," a lecture by Doug Elmendorf teaser image
Sep 10, 2012
"Choices for federal spending and taxes," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Doug Elmendorf. Thursday,[...]
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 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[...]
In election season, the Fed will "be accused of being political no matter what they do," Collins says teaser image
Sep 04, 2012
Susan Collins , the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, was quoted by Reuters and CNNMoney regarding the[...]
CLOSUP survey: Fiscal stress easing for Michigan's local governments, many still suffering teaser image
Sep 04, 2012
Only one-third of the local governments in Michigan say they are somewhat or significantly less able to meet their[...]
MPPS findings encouraging but some cities still struggling, Ivacko says teaser image
Sep 04, 2012
The latest poll in the Michigan Public Policy Survey , conducted by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy ([...]
Public opinion on climate change unduly influenced by recent weather, Rabe says teaser image
Sep 03, 2012
Whether it's a record-breaking heat wave or an exceptionally snowy winter, the public often lets seasonal weather[...]
The National Poverty Center presents "The Other America: Then and Now-One nation, (in)divisible" teaser image
Sep 02, 2012
The National Poverty Center presents "The Other America: Then and Now - One nation, (in)divisible: The future of[...]
Susan M. Collins chairs first day of annual Federal Reserve conference, introduces Chairman Bernanke teaser image
Aug 31, 2012
Dean Susan M. Collins chaired today's session of the 2012 Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As part of[...]
The Fed needs to act, communicate more boldly, Dean Susan Collins tells CNBC teaser image
Aug 30, 2012
Susan Collins, the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, told CNBC Thursday she believes the Federal Reserve[...]
NPC researchers tell the Huffington Post "How to Fight Poverty in Detroit" teaser image
Aug 29, 2012
National Poverty Center researchers wrote a guest column for the Huffington Post titled, "How to Fight Poverty in[...]
New Year Kick-Off: Welcome Week at the Ford School teaser image
Aug 28, 2012
The official start of the school year, Welcome Week and Orientation (August 27–August 31) at the Ford School gives new[...]
Interest groups spend money to support allies rather than woo opponents, Rick Hall tells The New York Times teaser image
Aug 28, 2012
The New York Times cited Rick Hall's research on interest groups in its article, "Unleashing the Campaign Contributions[...]
'The Great Recession was not an equal disemployer,' Danziger tells CNBC teaser image
Aug 27, 2012
National Poverty Center director Sheldon Danziger told CNBC that "the Great Recession was not an equal disemployer."[...]
A 2012 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture by General Michael Hayden teaser image
Aug 23, 2012
Policy Talks @ the Ford School - a 2012 Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture by General Michael Hayden. Friday,[...]
U.S. adults acknowledging concern for childhood inactivity, obesity, poll finds teaser image
Aug 22, 2012
Nearly two in five U.S. adults consider lack of exercise a primary health concern for children, according to the C.S.[...]
Freep writer: Marina v.N. Whitman's new memoir "feels like viewing several extraordinary movies in one sitting"  teaser image
Aug 19, 2012
Marina von Neumann Whitman's memoir, The Martian's Daughter, "feels like viewing several extraordinary movies in one[...]
Missed inflation and employment targets damage the Fed's credibility, Ford School economists tell The Washington Post teaser image
Aug 15, 2012
With the consumer price index at just 0.1 percent in July – well short of the Federal Reserve's 2-percent target –[...]
Chris Crachiola (BA '12) featured in USA Today article on U.S. students interning abroad  teaser image
Aug 14, 2012
Recent Ford School graduate Chris Crachiola (BA '12) was featured in a USA Today Education article highlighting the[...]
Local gov'ts get ahead of state policy on curbing health care costs, Ivacko says teaser image
Aug 13, 2012
Tom Ivacko was quoted by The (Southgate, MI) News-Herald on how Michigan's local governments have responded to various[...]
Whitman pens op-ed, "I didn't leave the Republican Party – it left me." teaser image
Aug 13, 2012
In a guest column for the Detroit Free Press, Marina v.N. Whitman , the first woman appointed to the President's[...]
The Wall Street Journal quoted Susan M. Dynarski on how student loan debt has impacted upper-middle-income households teaser image
Aug 09, 2012
The Wall Street Journal quoted Susan M. Dynarski on how student loan debt has impacted upper-middle-income households[...]