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
Student work featured in episode of Out of the Blue teaser image
Jan 25, 2011
Professor Liz Gerber and students from the fall 2010 Applied Policy Seminar hit national airwaves as their work was[...]
John Ciorciari articles appears in <em>Fletcher Forum of World Affairs</em> teaser image
Jan 21, 2011
An article by John Ciorciari was published in the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, a prestigious student-run public[...]
Susan Dynarski quoted in Detroit Free Press about college-level financial aid teaser image
Jan 17, 2011
Susan M. Dynarski was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article about college-level financial aid. The article, called "[...]
Dean Yang presents at Global Development Conference in Colombia teaser image
Jan 14, 2011
Dean Yang presented his research on microfinance at a plenary session at the 12th Annual Global Development Conference[...]
New Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program website launched. teaser image
Jan 12, 2011
The Ford School's Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program welcomes current and prospective students,[...]
Robin Wright to deliver Ford School 2011 commencement address teaser image
Jan 10, 2011
Noted journalist, foreign policy analyst, and author Robin Wright will speak at the 2011 Ford School commencement[...]
David Cohen, Susan Dynarski, and Brian Jacob named to RHSU's 2010 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings teaser image
Jan 03, 2011
Three Ford School professors— David K. Cohen , Susan Dynarski , and Brian Jacob —were listed in an Education Week blog[...]
Policy students, former officers weigh in on the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' teaser image
Dec 22, 2010
The national conversation about gay men and women serving in the military changed drastically this morning, when[...]
Susan Dynarski co-authored report on charter schools, federal government teaser image
Dec 16, 2010
Susan Dynarski co-authored a report for The Brookings Institution about government regulation of charter schools. In "[...]
Paul N. Courant joins Digital Public Library of America steering committee teaser image
Dec 15, 2010
Paul N. Courant has joined the steering committee for the proposed Digital Public Library of America. This 12-member[...]
Robert Axelrod interview by Radiolab about good deeds and conflict teaser image
Dec 15, 2010
Robert Axelrod was interviewed on a Radiolab episode called "One Good Deed Deserves Another." In the episode, Axelrod[...]
Elisabeth Gerber, Applied Policy Seminar, and One Lenawee partnership highlighted in article teaser image
Dec 10, 2010
Elisabeth Gerber and MPP students from her Applied Policy Seminar (APS) were highlighted in a Daily Telegram article[...]
Barry Rabe spoke to Michigan Radio about Rick Snyder's plan to streamline environmental regulations teaser image
Dec 09, 2010
Barry Rabe spoke to Michigan Radio about governor-elect Rick Snyder’s plan to streamline government regulations for[...]
Demand-side solutions to health disparities teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Professor Jim House is on a research leave this year as a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York[...]
Skipping doses, splitting pills in southeastern Michigan teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Metro Detroit residents have made difficult decisions to weather the "Great Recession" that began in December 2007—in[...]
Legislators, lobbyists, and health care reform teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
"Almost every month a new book comes out that impugns the integrity of lobbyists and legislators," says professor of[...]
Polling parents on children's health teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Want to know what the nation thinks about childhood obesity, bullying, or genetic risk testing? Ask Dr. Matthew Davis,[...]
From Ann Arbor, Michigan to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
This spring, two Ford School students traveled to Jamaica's Blue Mountains. Their goal: to improve the efficiency and[...]
Returned Peace Corps volunteers serve abroad, serve at home teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
As we celebrate 50 years of international Peace Corps service, the Ford School reflects on the impact of the Fellows/[...]
Health care reform act unfolding, shifting the field teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
This September, the U.S. Census office announced that 14.3 percent of Americans are living in poverty, and 16.7 percent[...]
Uncertain funding, regulatory changes slow embryonic stem cell research innovation teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
In March 2009, just seven weeks after taking the oath of office, President Obama signed an executive order ending an[...]
State & Hill’s Fall 2010 issue explores roads to better health policy, more teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Taking a cue from recent changes to the landscape of U.S. health care policy, the Fall 2010 issue of State & Hill[...]
Panel study tracks wellbeing over the lifecourse and across generations teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Co-director and principal investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), Professor Bob Schoeni is[...]
Health policy diffusion both horizontal and vertical teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Across the nation, cities have been pioneers in restricting restaurant and workplace smoking, and making it harder for[...]
Genetic gold rush hinders competition, innovation teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Even before we had mapped the human genome, American entrepreneurs had begun to stake claims to it. Over the last two[...]
Through the lens of social science: faculty insights on health policy teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
When we thoughtfully apply scientific analysis to policy challenges, we discover new and sometimes surprising[...]
Blame it on the rain: early rainfall impacts health, wealth, and education  teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Their country straddling the equator, Indonesians know two basic seasons: dry and wet. However, the length of the rainy[...]
Bullish on Michigan teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
CLOSUP Program Manager Tom Ivakco played a key role in designing and implementing the center's Michigan Public Policy[...]
Health economics and public policy teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Another faculty member on loan from the University of Michigan this year is research professor Helen Levy, who was[...]
Dec 06, 2010
Jonathan Zelner, just finishing his PhD in Public Policy and Sociology, reflects on the role of social connectedness in[...]
Dec 06, 2010
With 32 million previously uninsured Americans poised to receive coverage under the Affordable Care Act, some worry[...]
Dec 06, 2010
In the mid-1980s, Carl Simon—a professor of mathematics, economics, and public policy—became captivated by a medical[...]
Dec 06, 2010
Jeff Barnes (MPP '09) had never run a political campaign before Michigan gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder promoted[...]
Local leaders open to regional partnerships-maybe teaser image
Dec 03, 2010
Government leaders in struggling communities across the state tend to be open to combining services with other towns, a[...]
Shobita Parthasarathy interviewed by German Public Radio about legality of human gene patents teaser image
Dec 01, 2010
Shobita Parthasarathy was interviewed by German Public Radio about recent debates on the legality of patenting human[...]
Matthew Davis quoted in Health Day article about gun safety teaser image
Dec 01, 2010
Matthew Davis was quoted in a Health Day news article called "Gun-Safety Talk a Safe Bet for All Families." The article[...]
Paul N. Courant quoted in Inside Higher Ed, "New Models for University Presses" teaser image
Nov 30, 2010
An article by Paul N. Courant was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed story about a recent, special issue of The Journal of[...]
Ford School students attend 2010 UN Climate Change Conference teaser image
Nov 29, 2010
Two Ford School MPP students, Katlego Moilwa and Marisol Ramos, will travel in a group of thirty University of Michigan[...]
Diversity Center issues call for proposals teaser image
Nov 22, 2010
The Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies has issued a call for project proposals that contribute to academic[...]
Susan Dynarski quoted in Wall Street Journal blog, "The Conflicting Charter-School Numbers" teaser image
Nov 19, 2010
Susan M. Dynarski was quoted in a Wall Street Journal blog about the research comparisons of student performance at[...]
Former Ford School Dean Rebecca Blank named Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce teaser image
Nov 18, 2010
The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that Rebecca Blank, currently the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs,[...]
Matthew Davis quoted in ABC News story, “FDA May Ban Caffeine from Alcoholic Drinks” teaser image
Nov 17, 2010
Dr. Matthew Davis was quoted in an ABC News story about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s expected ban of[...]
Brian Jacob's work cited in Inside Higher Ed article, “Cheating and the Generational Divide” teaser image
Nov 17, 2010
Brian A. Jacob's work was cited in an Inside Higher Ed article about shifting generational views of academic dishonesty[...]
CLOSUP report about local economic development featured in various media outlets teaser image
Nov 16, 2010
Tom Ivacko was interviewed on Michigan Radio about a Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) survey about a[...]
Research by Brian A. Jacob cited in Science Daily article, “How Much Last Year's Teacher Affects This Year’s Test Scores” teaser image
Nov 15, 2010
A Science Daily article discusses research by Brian A. Jacob about the long-term added value of high quality teachers.[...]
Research by Robert Axelrod cited in New York Times article, "This Is Your Brain on Metaphors" teaser image
Nov 14, 2010
Robert Axelrod's research on conflict resolution—especially between Israel and Palestine—was cited in a New York Times[...]
CLOSUP report: State-local economic development could be improved by cultivating existing businesses  teaser image
Nov 12, 2010
State policymakers could better coordinate with local economic developers to improve the economy by cultivating[...]
Rick Snyder holds press conference at Ford School teaser image
Nov 08, 2010
Rick Snyder, Michigan’s governor-elect, held his first press conference since the election today in the Ford School of[...]
Ann Lin quoted in Washington Post article, "Time to start counting the crowds" teaser image
Nov 08, 2010
Ann Lin was quoted in a Washington Post article about estimating the crowd size of rallies. The success of rallies,[...]
Alum Jeff Barnes profiled in Detroit News article, "The novice behind Snyder's big victory" teaser image
Nov 04, 2010
Jeff Barnes (MPP ’09) is profiled in a Detroit News article for his role as the campaign manager for Rick Synder’s[...]