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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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
"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[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]