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
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
'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[...]
Ivacko: Consolidating government easier said than done  teaser image
Aug 07, 2012
In a guest column for Bridge Magazine, Tom Ivacko predicted that wholesale local government mergers were not a likely[...]
Atran: 'What we don't understand about religion just might kill us' teaser image
Aug 06, 2012
Scott Atran has penned an op-ed for Foreign Policy on the interplay between religion, science, and international[...]
Pennsylvania court ruling raises the debate on fracking, land-use governance, Rabe says  teaser image
Aug 06, 2012
In a blog for The Brookings Institution, Barry G. Rabe said a state appellate court's decision to strike down key[...]
Maturu: Making clothes, making a difference teaser image
Aug 05, 2012
Two things about which Nina Maturu (MPP/MBA '13) is passionate? Economic development and sewing—so much so that she[...]
Barry Rabe's research on public opinion and climate change cited by Discovery News teaser image
Aug 05, 2012
Discovery News quoted Barry Rabe , co-author of the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change ([...]
Ford School names DeLeeuw and McIntyre as its third annual Bohnett Public Service Fellows  teaser image
Aug 01, 2012
Incoming MPP candidates Andrew DeLeeuw and Adrianna McIntyre have been named the 2013 recipients of the David Bohnett[...]
Professor Robert Schoeni's battle with ALS inspires friend to world-record swim across the English Channel teaser image
Jul 29, 2012
A group of six women from Michigan took turns swimming in the frigid waters of the English Channel last Friday and[...]
PPIA 2012 Summer Institute: Now a 31-Year Ford School Tradition teaser image
Jul 27, 2012
For 31 summers in a row, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has hosted top students from colleges across the[...]
Bloomberg View op-ed by incoming Ford School economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers argues "The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham" teaser image
Jul 27, 2012
Highly regarded economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have opined in a column for Bloomberg View that the[...]
MSNBC, Inside Higher Ed quote Susan Dynarski on higher education tax breaks teaser image
Jul 27, 2012
Media coverage of Wednesday's hearing by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on higher education tax breaks included[...]
Dynarski to Congress: College tax credits should work like a grant teaser image
Jul 25, 2012
Testifying Wednesday morning before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Susan M. Dynarski advocated for a[...]
CLOSUP survey: Michigan's local leaders more positive about Gov. Snyder, state's direction teaser image
Jul 25, 2012
Local government leaders in Michigan gave Gov. Rick Snyder a significantly higher job approval rating in 2012 compared[...]
In the news: Michigan Public Policy Survey on job performance of Governor Snyder, Michigan Legislature teaser image
Jul 25, 2012
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy released a new Michigan Public Policy Survey about the popularity of[...]
Dynarski to testify Wednesday before U.S. Senate Finance Committee teaser image
Jul 24, 2012
Susan M. Dynarski will be among five witnesses to testify Wednesday morning before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance[...]
Duderstadt: "Big-time college sports have become the 'credit-default swaps' of higher education" teaser image
Jul 23, 2012
President emeritus of the University of Michigan James Duderstadt told Inside Higher Ed that the high-risk, high-reward[...]
2012 Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day celebrations teaser image
Jul 18, 2012
From Dominick's in Ann Arbor to Sign Kasumigaseki in Tokyo, on July 12, 2012, Fordies around the world showed their[...]
"Lovenomics" power couple joins Ford School faculty  teaser image
Jul 18, 2012
Highly regarded economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have agreed to join the Ford School faculty. Stevenson[...]
Danziger: "We live in the gilded age of inequality"  teaser image
Jul 12, 2012
Sheldon Danziger joined Michigan Radio's first live call-in show for its State of Opportunity project to discuss[...]
Ciorciari: American investors seek profit, safety in Cambodia teaser image
Jul 05, 2012
With a group of U.S. business owners joining U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on a trip to Cambodia, Voice of[...]
Feds must decide where to "flex its muscle" on marijuana policy, says Amb. Levitsky teaser image
Jul 02, 2012
Amb. Melvyn Levitsky discussed the friction between state and federal laws regarding medical marijuana on "The Vic[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in Detroit Free Press article on renewable energy issues in Michigan teaser image
Jul 01, 2012
Barry Rabe commented on the costs and benefits of changes to Michigan's renewable energy policy in a Detroit Free Press[...]
New Facebook page provides preview, supplement to Marina v.N. Whitman's forthcoming memoirs teaser image
Jun 29, 2012
Many know the Ford School's Marina Whitman as an accomplished economist, business executive, and professor. But before[...]
Horwitz, Levy: SCOTUS decision on Affordable Care Act "gave us the green light" to address high health care costs    teaser image
Jun 28, 2012
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday upholding most aspects of the Affordable Care Act, Jill R. Horwitz[...]
Raising HIV/AIDS awareness: alum continues dedication as White House intern teaser image
Jun 27, 2012
Dilara Üsküp (BA '11) put in a lot of hard work in her final semester as a Ford School student—just not at the Ford[...]
Dynarski: "There's never been a worse time not to be a college graduate"  teaser image
Jun 26, 2012
The median income of college graduates has not increased significantly in many years, but it still pays to go to[...]
Mark your calendars: Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day is July 12 teaser image
Jun 26, 2012
Don't miss out on the second annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day, coming this July to a city near you. In the[...]