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Wolfers' research cited in NYT The Upshot column teaser image
May 23, 2014
"An indirect path to accuracy in election polling," a May 21 article by David Leonhardt for the New York Times'[...]
May 23, 2014
Edward M. (Ned) Gramlich was among the most productive policy economists of his day–a day stretching from the mid-1960s[...]
May 23, 2014
Professor Michael S. Barr makes an appearance in "Financial Crisis, Over and Already Forgotten," a May 22 New York[...]
Kids and screen time, too much says Davis teaser image
May 22, 2014
Young children in the U.S. get too much screen time is the chief finding of a new poll directed by Professor Matt Davis[...]
May 22, 2014
According to an analysis conducted by Bloomberg BNA, a division of Bloomberg, some 40 different groups spent money in[...]
CNN interviews Stevenson on Beantown plan to eliminate gender pay gap teaser image
May 20, 2014
Most people would recognize that it's unfair to pay women less than men for the same level and quality of work. But[...]
Former ambassador to Brazil analyzes president's reelection odds teaser image
May 16, 2014
On May 16, Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Advisor published comments by Melvyn Levitsky , former U.S.[...]
"What's the counterfactual?" asks Sue Dynarski of student loans teaser image
May 16, 2014
In a May 15 Chronicle of Higher Education article, Beckie Supiano explores the tricky question of how student loans[...]
Axelrod highlighted in Vox on Republican Benghazi dilemma teaser image
May 13, 2014
Ford School Professor Robert Axelrod's research was cited by Zack Beauchamp in the May 12 Vox article, " Benghazi is a[...]
Wolfers for Upshot: Labor Market Dented, Not Broken teaser image
May 13, 2014
In his May 13 Upshot blog post for the New York Times, "Labor Market Seems Dented, Not Broken," Ford School Professor[...]
May 13, 2014
In his May 10 story for the New York Times' Upshot , Harvard economist Sendhil Mullainathan argues that the gender pay[...]
May 09, 2014
Overheard this semester: Policy Talks @ the Ford School "It seems to me that our efforts to narrow racial differences[...]
Matt Johnson's American Bureaucrat blog highlights the people and ideas public policy is meant to serve teaser image
May 08, 2014
By Thomas O'Mealia (BA '14) As deputy director of the Global Security Contingency Fund, Matt Johnson is doing what many[...]
Potter publishes op-ed in The Guardian on increasing threat of terrorism in China teaser image
May 08, 2014
In the wake of three terrorist attacks by Uighur militants in China in the past two months, Assistant Professor Phil[...]
May 08, 2014
Remember the days of Lorch Hall? Or holiday skits? Or dreaded problem sets? The Centennial Reunion is the perfect[...]
May 08, 2014
The University of Michigan ranks eighth in the nation as a Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows destination in 2014.[...]
May 08, 2014
Jennifer Niggemeier , director of graduate career services and alumni relations, and Elisabeth Johnston , alumni[...]
May 07, 2014
Max Ehrenfreund of The Washington Post reports on Yu Xie's recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National[...]
May 07, 2014
Two new endowed funds for the next century of student support We all know how tough it is to save—to choose between[...]
Hybrid Justice and Armed With Expertise teaser image
May 06, 2014
Two new books from Ford School faculty members John D. Ciorciari and Joy Rohde deepen our understanding of[...]
Detroit Free Press publishes Matthew Davis op-ed; Davis argues for regulating e-cigarettes as tobacco products teaser image
May 06, 2014
Michigan's regulators agree that highly addictive e-cigarettes shouldn't be sold to minors. The question they now face[...]
Barry Rabe interviewed on Marketplace Morning Report about the challenges Obama faces on climate change teaser image
May 06, 2014
"Attorney General Greg Abbot, perhaps the most likely person to be the next governor of Texas, routinely says, 'I wake[...]
May 06, 2014
Chad Halcom, a reporter for Crain's Detroit Business , credits Ford School alumnus Gregory Holman (MPP/MUP '11), with:[...]
Zachary Petroni, inaugural Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship recipient, discusses the flawed conservation equation for Kenyan forest teaser image
May 05, 2014
By Zach Petroni (BA '13) Kenya's Arabuko-Sokoke Forest (ASF), the largest remnant of a hardwood forest that once[...]
Hauling charcoal, studying conservation in Kenya teaser image
May 05, 2014
By William Foreman Zach Petroni (BA '13) believes that to truly know something, you have to experience it. So that's[...]
May 05, 2014
"You are not just graduates of a great university," Senator Carl Levin told the Ford School's centennial graduating[...]
Matthew Davis finds two out of three support Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage teaser image
May 02, 2014
In an April 28 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article, Ford School Professor Matthew Davis and[...]
Fighting poverty like an IPPSter teaser image
May 02, 2014
Peter Borish applies analytics and creativity to for-profit and not-for-profit endeavors alike By Jeff Mortimer "I was[...]
Phil Potter quoted by Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Business News on Chinese terror attack teaser image
May 01, 2014
Philip B.K. Potter , assistant professor at the Ford School, was quoted in a May 1 Wall Street Journal article on the[...]
Sue Dynarski's research discussed in congressional hearing with Education Secretary Arne Duncan teaser image
May 01, 2014
Ford School Professor Susan Dynarski's research on student loan default rates was cited by Representative Tom Petri[...]
May 01, 2014
Applied Policy Seminar puts students to work for local governments, NGOs By Jeff Mortimer When Susan Pollay, executive[...]
Apr 30, 2014
The spring 2014 edition of State & Hill magazine features a ten-page, photo-rich historical timeline highlighting[...]
Apr 29, 2014
By Greta Guest, Michigan News As Zouheir Al Ghreiwati prepares to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public[...]
Apr 29, 2014
"The income gap between the rich and poor in China has surpassed that of the U.S. and is among the widest in the world[...]
Apr 28, 2014
Students in Public Policy 475: "Philanthropic Foundations in the Public Arena" spent the semester getting a taste of[...]
Matthew Davis discusses short- and long-term benefits of investments in lead abatement teaser image
Apr 24, 2014
Ford School Professor Matthew Davis , who serves as chief medical executive for the State of Michigan, joined Michigan[...]
Apr 24, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The Charge to the[...]
Apr 23, 2014
Isaac McFarlin , assistant research scientist at the Ford School, discussed his research on the Texas Top 10 Percent[...]
Wolfers to contribute to New York Times politics and policy website The Upshot  teaser image
Apr 22, 2014
Professor of Public Policy Justin Wolfers will be a regular contributor to the New York Times venture The Upshot, which[...]
Apr 22, 2014
New endowed funds for student support The Ford School has created two new permanent endowment funds to help commemorate[...]
Apr 21, 2014
The Ford School joined a research team including faculty and graduate students from Ryerson University in Toronto and[...]
CLOSUP hosts Ann Arbor mayoral candidates teaser image
Apr 18, 2014
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) hosted the four declared candidates in Ann Arbor's mayoral race[...]
Apr 16, 2014
The first cohort of Dow Sustainability Fellows has recently partnered with the City of Ann Arbor on a pilot project[...]
Khmer Rouge Trials: Serving to End or Compound Cambodia's Culture of Impunity? teaser image
Apr 10, 2014
In a conversation moderated by Susan Waltz, Margo Picken and John Ciorciari will discuss the positive and negative[...]
Waltz argues Universal Declaration of Human Rights a global, cooperative effort; not just a western idea teaser image
Apr 10, 2014
On April 9th, Professor of Public Policy Susan E. Waltz , a scholar and long-time leader in the field of human rights,[...]
Apr 10, 2014
"It's no overstatement to say that property tax revenues are really the lifeblood of local government. So what do local[...]
Ford School celebrates the legacy of Margaret Ann (Ranny) Riecker (HLLD '05) teaser image
Apr 09, 2014
Margaret Ann (Ranny) Riecker (HLLD '05), who passed away in Midland, Mich., on April 7, was among the Ford School's[...]
Maya Menlo plays a role in U-M decision to support Bangladesh factory safety accord  teaser image
Apr 08, 2014
"President Mary Sue Coleman announced April 1 that U-M will adopt the recommendations of the President's Advisory[...]
Apr 08, 2014
CLOSUP's March report from the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment reveals declining support for state[...]
Apr 08, 2014
Ford School students and staff ran in the second annual Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors on Sunday, April 6. The[...]