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
Staging a comeback teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
"I believe Detroit is too big to fail. We must bail out Main Street, and so we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to[...]
Barry Rabe on Gerald Ford: The global president teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
The University of Michigan invited Professor Barry Rabe to address the 89th Honors Convocation of the University, an[...]
An unhealthy split teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
The stress of a divorce can be tough on anyone, but a recent study by Ford School doctoral student Bridget Lavelle[...]
Spring edition of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill, explores American electoral politics, tsunami recovery in Japan, Marina Whitman's forthcoming memoir, and more teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
In this issue of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill , readers will learn about American electoral politics[...]
Battle of the Super PACs: Campaign financing impacts American electoral politics teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Much of America is mesmerized by the recent and remarkable torrent of money flowing into the 2012 elections by[...]
Chamberlin: "It's everybody's job to keep city hall paying attention" teaser image
Apr 23, 2012
The city manager of Alexandria, Va., has instituted a new ethics initiative following a series of criminal charges[...]
Danziger supports study's formula for gauging "the 1 percent"  teaser image
Apr 23, 2012
Sheldon Danziger , director of the National Poverty Center and professor of public policy, was cited in a New York[...]
AAAS selects five faculty members as fellows, including Elisabeth Gerber teaser image
Apr 17, 2012
Five U-M faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious society that[...]
Dynarski study finds women more likely to attend college than men teaser image
Apr 14, 2012
Bloomberg News referenced a study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski in an article that examines why more men have not[...]
Chamberlin: "I don't think ethics is the problem" teaser image
Apr 12, 2012
The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) ranked Michigan's state ethics laws 43rd in a recent nationwide study. But John[...]
Allan C. Stam to join Ford School faculty, direct International Policy Center teaser image
Apr 10, 2012
The Ford School is pleased to announce that the very distinguished Allan C. Stam has accepted its offer to join the[...]
CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey on state funding incentives for local collaborations appears in local, regional news outlets teaser image
Apr 09, 2012
Findings from a recent Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) published by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy[...]
CLOSUP survey: State funding incentives foster collaboration but also raise concerns teaser image
Mar 29, 2012
A new policy in Michigan that encourages local governments to collaborate and combine operations appears to be working[...]
Hemelt honored with AEFP's Post-doctoral New Scholars Award teaser image
Mar 26, 2012
The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) has awarded postdoctoral research fellow Steven W. Hemelt with[...]
Susan Waltz and Carrie Walling have co-edited and published "Human Rights: From Practice to Policy," a research volume teaser image
Mar 26, 2012
The proceedings of a research workshop on human rights hosted by the Ford School has now become a published volume. The[...]
Chamberlin: Offers to Ficano aides were "bad professional practice"  teaser image
Mar 25, 2012
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano promised to boost the pensions of three highly paid aides by including generous[...]
Michigan media cover Ford School discussion of controversial "Emergency Manager" law teaser image
Mar 21, 2012
Media throughout Michigan reported on the Ford School panel discussion regarding the state's new "Emergency Manager"[...]
International Policy Center announces new International Politics and Policy Seminar teaser image
Mar 15, 2012
The Ford School's International Policy Center (IPC) is pleased to announce the International Politics and Policy[...]
America's best graduate schools: Ford School earns high ranks in social policy, policy analysis, and environmental policy teaser image
Mar 15, 2012
The Ford School is tied with Harvard's Kennedy School for the #1 ranking in "social policy" among U.S. schools of[...]
Susan M. Dynarski, Brian A. Jacob receive Institute of Education Sciences grant to study charter schools teaser image
Mar 15, 2012
Susan M. Dynarski and Brian A. Jacob , as part of a National Bureau of Economic Research team, received a three-year, $[...]
The Nation cites National Poverty Center report in post about welfare reform teaser image
Mar 09, 2012
Greg Kaufmann, a blogger for The Nation, cited a National Poverty Center (NPC) report in his post, " This Week in[...]
Barry Rabe presents at Northwestern University climate change symposium teaser image
Mar 09, 2012
Barry Rabe's presentation at Northwestern University's Third Annual Climate Change Symposium was cited in a Medill[...]
Joe Schwarz pens MLive op-ed about the GAIN (Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now) act teaser image
Mar 07, 2012
Joe Schwarz wrote an op-ed for MLive encouraging lawmakers to approve the GAIN (Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now)[...]
National Poverty Center study cited in "Off the charts" blog teaser image
Mar 07, 2012
A National Poverty Center study, "Extreme Poverty in the United States," was cited in a series of blog posts from the[...]
Schwarz: "Outside money defeated me"  teaser image
Mar 05, 2012
Party primaries for Michigan's state and federal legislators are not until August, but the fundraising by out-of-state[...]
Helen Levy reflects on her time as an Obama White House advisor teaser image
Mar 05, 2012
Helen Levy, Ph.D., a research associate professor at the Ford School, is one of four active University faculty members[...]
NSAPOCC findings on public opinion of global warming receive international attention  teaser image
Mar 01, 2012
The National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC), which reports that more Americans are[...]
NSAPOCC reveals belief in global warming is on the rise teaser image
Feb 29, 2012
The National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC), co-authored by Barry Rabe, has been[...]
Rabe: American energy demand is low; states are reducing production teaser image
Feb 24, 2012
Canada could experience an energy surplus in the near future, but exporting this energy to the United States may not be[...]
National Poverty Center study cited in USA Today article about extreme poverty in the U.S. teaser image
Feb 24, 2012
A new study by researchers from the National Poverty Center was cited in a USA Today article about the number of[...]
Extreme poverty: 2.8 million children in the U.S. live on $2 per day  teaser image
Feb 24, 2012
A new report indicates that one in five households with children in poverty are surviving on the cash equivalent of a[...]
Cooperation, Coordination, and Conciliation: John D. Dingell spells out what's lacking in Congress  teaser image
Feb 23, 2012
"Congress is an extremely well-designed institution," observed Rep. John D. Dingell at the Ford School event "What's[...]
Voice of America quotes John Ciorciari about funding for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal teaser image
Feb 22, 2012
The Voice of America reports that the Khmer Rouge Tribunal has requested $92 million from a group of 15 donor countries[...]
Michigan Radio interviews Richard L. Hall, Joe Schwarz about campaign funding, lobbyists, and term limits teaser image
Feb 21, 2012
Richard L. Hall and Joe Schwarz spoke with Michigan Radio's Lester Graham in a story called "Money and politics: when[...]
Joe Schwarz interview by Michigan Radio, "Money Talks: But is it free speech?" teaser image
Feb 20, 2012
Michigan Radio's Michigan Watch interviewed Joe Schwarz , a lecturer at the Ford School and former member of Congress,[...]
Lavelle: Women more likely than men to lose health insurance after divorce teaser image
Feb 17, 2012
Women are at greater risk than men of losing health insurance after a divorce, according to a new study led by Ford[...]
Jacob discusses MEAP results on "The Craig Fahle Show" teaser image
Feb 16, 2012
WDET talk show host Craig Fahle interviewed Ford School professor of education policy Brian A. Jacob about the recent[...]
Rabe: "Wild West-style energy extraction" contrasts with residents' views teaser image
Feb 16, 2012
Ford School professor of environmental policy Barry G. Rabe has co-authored an op-ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer[...]
Schwarz pens Free Press op-ed, "MSU's insurance mandate makes healthy sense" teaser image
Feb 16, 2012
Michigan State University's new policy to require incoming students to have health insurance or enroll in a university-[...]
The Detroit Free Press quotes Brian A. Jacob on improving student performance     teaser image
Feb 15, 2012
Michigan significantly raised the bar for its Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) last year, and the first[...]
Forrest Cox (BA '13) honored as a 2012 MLK Spirit Award recipient  teaser image
Feb 14, 2012
Forrest Cox (BA '13) was recognized as a 2012 Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award recipient[...]
Shobita Parthasarathy's book, Building Genetic Medicine,  which informs the debate over gene patents, re-released in paperback teaser image
Feb 13, 2012
Shobita Parthasarathy 's book on the development and implications of gene testing and patenting has been re-released in[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about role of Public Utility Commission in regulation of shale gas drilling teaser image
Feb 12, 2012
Barry Rabe was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's (PUC)[...]
Olga (Savic) Stella makes Crain's Detroit Business "40 Under 40" list for 2011  teaser image
Feb 10, 2012
Crain's Detroit Business has named Olga (Savic) Stella (MPP '99) to its annual "40 Under 40" list for 2011. Stella, 35[...]
The New York Times cites Dynarski study in article on the education gap between rich and poor  teaser image
Feb 09, 2012
The New York Times referenced a study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski in an article that discusses the widening[...]
MPPS report on Gov. Snyder's Economic Vitality Incentive Program gives insight into what local leaders may expect from his second budget announcement  teaser image
Feb 04, 2012
Local governments who saw their funding level from the state decrease under Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Economic[...]
Ford School, STPP student Jasmine Crumsey joins in Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill teaser image
Feb 02, 2012
University of Michigan ecology graduate student Jasmine Crumsey joined nearly 30 other scientists from across the[...]
Sheldon Danziger comments on safety net for very poor following Romney's remarks  teaser image
Feb 02, 2012
Sheldon Danziger , director of the National Poverty Center and professor of public policy, commented on the strength of[...]
MPPS report about Economic Vitality Incentive Program appears in Associated Press, more  teaser image
Jan 31, 2012
The latest Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), published Wednesday by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy ([...]