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
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 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[...]
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[...]
"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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Ann Lin discusses SCOTUS immigration ruling for "Policy Points"  teaser image
Jun 26, 2012
Ann C. Lin discussed the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday on Arizona's immigration law for a 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[...]
Courant surprised by ouster of UVa president Sullivan, his successor as U-M provost teaser image
Jun 25, 2012
The abrupt dismissal of University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan has spurred students and faculty to rally for[...]
U-M Regents formally approve James S. House as 2013 Henry Russel Lecturer teaser image
Jun 22, 2012
James S. House, a world-renowned scholar who has been a leader in recognizing and demonstrating that health and illness[...]
CLOSUP poll on frequency of data-driven decision-making appears in Michigan news teaser image
Jun 22, 2012
The results of a Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) poll of local government leaders on the incidence[...]
Yu Xie quoted in Christian Science Monitor article about growth in Asian-American immigration teaser image
Jun 22, 2012
Yu Xie commented on the American economy's shift away from manufacturing and the impact of that shift on immigrant[...]
Thomas Ivacko quoted in Crain's Detroit Business article on small businesses teaser image
Jun 20, 2012
Thomas Ivacko discussed economic gardening in Michigan in Crain's Detroit Business: " How government and business[...]
CLOSUP survey: More local governments in Michigan using data to make decisions amid fiscal crisis teaser image
Jun 20, 2012
Just over two-thirds of Michigan's local governments say they use "data-driven decision making" as they try to cut[...]
John R. Chamberlin quoted in AZCentral Article on costs of feuds in Maricopa County teaser image
Jun 18, 2012
John R. Chamberlin commented on a string of highly political investigations and lawsuits in Maricopa County, Arizona,[...]
Matthew Davis quoted in Live Science about top concerns in child health teaser image
Jun 18, 2012
Matthew Davis was quoted in a Live Science story about what American voters consider the highest priority in child[...]
Michigan to recognize Gerald R. Ford as Michigan Football Legend  teaser image
Jun 15, 2012
Former United States President and Ford School namesake Gerald R. Ford will be recognized, alongside Ron Kramer and[...]
Jun 14, 2012
Dear Alumni and Friends: At the end of May, I travelled with the eighth annual University of Michigan delegation to[...]
June edition of 'the Ford School feed' - Alumni-led Worldwide Spirit Day on 7/12, refreshed Ford School website, the "hype" on college debt, more teaser image
Jun 14, 2012
The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
CNNMoney publishes Susan M. Dynarski op-ed about college loan debt teaser image
Jun 14, 2012
An op-ed co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski and University of Virginia economics professor Sarah Turner was published by[...]
Phil Potter awarded grant by DoD's Minerva Research Initiative  teaser image
Jun 13, 2012
The Minerva Research Initiative , a Department of Defense-sponsored, university-based social science research[...]
Sarah Pendergast (BA '10) to attend United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development teaser image
Jun 13, 2012
Sarah Pendergast (BA '10) has been selected as one of 25 youth delegates to participate in the Rio+20 United Nations[...]
Robert M. Stern co-edits Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization for Oxford University Press teaser image
Jun 13, 2012
Robert M. Stern was one of a team of three editors of the recently published Oxford Handbook on the World Trade[...]
Ford School launches visually refreshed website—the first phase of a two-part comprehensive site redesign teaser image
Jun 12, 2012
Welcome to the Ford School's newly refreshed website. This cosmetic overhaul is just the first step in a project that[...]
David Harding to receive ASA's Outstanding Book Award teaser image
Jun 08, 2012
The American Sociological Association's (ASA) Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility has named David Harding the[...]
Service and teamwork mark 2012 Ford School Staff retreat teaser image
Jun 07, 2012
The 2012 Ford School Staff Retreat is one for the history books, but most of the participants still felt it the next[...]
Horwitz, Levy: Argument against the Affordable Care Act based on shaky premise  teaser image
Jun 05, 2012
Jonathan Cohn, a senior editor at The New Republic, featured a blog post by Jill R. Horwitz and Helen Levy in his[...]
Research project led by Dean Yang receives USAID grant teaser image
Jun 01, 2012
Development Innovation Ventures, a competitive grant program by the United States Agency for International Development[...]
Brick by brick: building momentum in New Orleans teaser image
Jun 01, 2012
New Orleans knows about starting over. When the storm surge from Hurricane Katrina breached the city's levees and[...]
NSAPOCC: Americans are skeptical of geoengineering solutions to climate change teaser image
May 31, 2012
The latest version of the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC), co-authored by Barry[...]
CNBC Asia interviewed Susan M. Collins during a trip to Hong Kong teaser image
May 31, 2012
Susan M. Collins , dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, discusses the European financial crisis and the Chinese[...]
Danziger: U.S. is exceptional in its tolerance of poverty teaser image
May 30, 2012
A new report by UNICEF found the United States had the second-highest rate of relative child poverty among 35 of the[...]
Atran book includes interviews with jihadist leaders  teaser image
May 28, 2012
Scott Atran has interviewed dozens of terrorist leaders and operatives, and he has collected his insights from those[...]
Parthasarathy: Geoengineering patents could follow the U.S. atomic energy model teaser image
May 23, 2012
Shobita Parthasarathy told Nature magazine that the geoengineering field "urgently needs" to define intellectual[...]
May 22, 2012
Robert Axelrod was cited in an op-ed for Science and Religion Today titled, "How Can a Better Understanding of Sacred[...]
NPC study: Even among low-income families with children, the gap is widening

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May 22, 2012
"Off the Charts," a blog written by policy analysts and researchers at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,[...]
Wightman: Even higher-income families are reducing financial support for college-age children teaser image
May 15, 2012
A National Poverty Center study led by postdoctoral fellow Patrick Wightman found that 62 percent of children ages 19[...]
Annie Maxwell: A lifetime of engagement teaser image
May 13, 2012
From hosting summer interns to hiring quality Ford School graduates, Annie Maxwell, Chief Operating Officer of the[...]
Making a mark: Taurean Brown (MPP/JD '11) teaser image
May 12, 2012
Taurean Brown figured out early on that the best policy often starts with one good idea. Add hard work, the commitment[...]
Prepared to lead: Jeff S. Barnes (MPP '09) teaser image
May 12, 2012
It's a sure bet that running a political campaign isn't as difficult or dangerous as leading 500 soldiers into combat[...]
Engaged alums: Claudia Muñoz (MPP '09) teaser image
May 12, 2012
For Claudia Muñoz, the collegial working atmosphere at LMI Government Consulting isn't a far cry from her experience in[...]