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
The Centennial Reunion teaser image
Jul 09, 2014
A major celebration of the Ford School's centennial held during University of Michigan Homecoming Weekend. Activities[...]
Anti-globalization is "bad news for the U.S. auto industry" teaser image
Jul 08, 2014
"It looks as if U.S. auto manufacturers have finally gone global," Marina v.N. Whitman writes in "Globalization is,[...]
Washington Post, Times notes plunge in long-term unemployment teaser image
Jul 07, 2014
"The nation has not seen such hefty job gains since the late-1990s tech hiring boom," writes Patrice Hill in a July 3[...]
New interstate pipeline proposed near old pipeline-rupture site teaser image
Jul 02, 2014
"The wild grass is only now beginning to hide the scar left by the giant ditch digger that gouged a trench though Ron[...]
Meet our 2015 David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellows, Detroit teaser image
Jun 30, 2014
Megan Foster comes to the Ford School from the United States Senate, where she served as a legislative aide for Senator[...]
Hausman in VoxEU on energy  teaser image
Jun 30, 2014
"Estimating the economic value of energy transmission is difficult," writes Catherine Hausman in a June 16 article for[...]
Internship Field Report: Michele Majors @ UNHCR, Geneva teaser image
Jun 30, 2014
An email interview with Michele Majors , interning with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva,[...]
Alum announces new UN strategy for fuel, energy teaser image
Jun 30, 2014
On May 13, Steven T. Corliss (MPP/JD '88) formally announced the UN Refugee Agency's Safe Access to Fuel and Energy ([...]
Wealth inequality doubles among US households teaser image
Jun 27, 2014
By Diane Swanbrow Wealth inequality among U.S. households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new[...]
Internship field report: DuoDuo Zhang @ Washington, DC teaser image
Jun 25, 2014
"Hello. Congressional Management Foundation….How may I help you?" So begins DuoDuo (Doris) Zhang's days as a research[...]
Alumni Board calls for Staebler Service Award nominations teaser image
Jun 25, 2014
The Ford School Alumni Board seeks nominations for the Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award . The Staebler Award[...]
Lindsay Price and Tom Cook receive 2014 Staff Recognition Awards teaser image
Jun 23, 2014
Congratulations to Lindsay Price , academic advisor, and Tom Cook , instructional services/computing technician, for[...]
Chamberlin on Michigan's lax charter school laws teaser image
Jun 23, 2014
"In September 2005, Emma Street Holdings bought property on Sibley road in Huron Township for $375,000. Six days later[...]
Stevenson speaks at White House Summit on Working Families teaser image
Jun 23, 2014
Betsey Stevenson , a member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, will offer a plenary speech during the[...]
Ford School mourns the loss of Kenneth Furlough teaser image
Jun 20, 2014
Kenneth Furlough , who began his MPP studies at the Ford School in the fall of 2013, passed away early last week from[...]
NY Times publishes "answer on a postcard" teaser image
Jun 19, 2014
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo) have proposed a bipartisan bill to dramatically simplify[...]
"No legitimate, fact-based reason" to deny gay marriage teaser image
Jun 18, 2014
On June 17, both MLive and the Detroit Free Press reported on amicus briefs filed with the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of[...]
The Guardian features Courant study: Top U's pay too much teaser image
Jun 17, 2014
"Top universities are paying too much for scores of academic journals provided by major publishing companies," writes[...]
Obama EO on student loan relief doesn't go far enough teaser image
Jun 16, 2014
In her Economic View "Finding Shock Absorbers for Student Debt," published June 15 in the Sunday business section of[...]
Dr. Schwarz speaks with Stateside on care of veterans teaser image
Jun 13, 2014
Cynthia Canty of Stateside , a Michigan Radio program, interviewed Dr. John J.H. "Joe" Schwarz , a physician and former[...]
Student loan market regulation, the urgency of reform teaser image
Jun 13, 2014
"Remember the Problems with Mortgage Defaults? They're Coming Back with Student Loans," writes Professor Susan Dynarski[...]
No job, no welfare, no good teaser image
Jun 13, 2014
A recent report authored by Kristin Seefeldt and colleagues from The Urban Institute is the subject of Olga Khazan's[...]
The Atlantic cites Jacob's teacher tenure study teaser image
Jun 12, 2014
As a California judge rules that the state's teacher tenure system is disproportionately harmful to children from low-[...]
One in three say no solid evidence of global warming teaser image
Jun 11, 2014
By Greta Guest While a majority of Americans still believe that global warming is occurring, the cold and snowy winter[...]
Read 'the Ford School feed' teaser image
Jun 11, 2014
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, is now[...]
Jun 11, 2014
Many of you will remember Ned Gramlich, who was a beloved faculty member at the Ford School for three decades. Last[...]
Money magazine interviews Wolfers on money and happiness  teaser image
Jun 10, 2014
In the June 9 Money magazine article, "Does Money Buy Happiness," Susie Poppick interviews Justin Wolfers on the[...]
Symposium honors Jim House; 35 years of teaching, service teaser image
Jun 10, 2014
After an academic career spanning eight years at Duke University and some 35 years at the University of Michigan,[...]
"Ned was right" conference at the Fed teaser image
Jun 10, 2014
Over three decades of service, Founding Dean Ned Gramlich helped shape the Ford School's mission and vision, and served[...]
Better schools, better learning? teaser image
Jun 10, 2014
"Billions of dollars are spent annually to construct new schools, and to repair and upgrade existing ones," says Isaac[...]
Jun 10, 2014
For years, the Ford School has hosted an annual student trip to Washington, DC, where Ford School students can learn[...]
Jun 09, 2014
An anthropology major from Ghana; a liberal arts major from Jamaica; an international studies major from Livonia; a[...]
Jun 03, 2014
A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will allow Ford School[...]
Rabe cited in Forbes on EPA greenhouse gas rules teaser image
Jun 03, 2014
Ford School Professor Barry Rabe was cited in Howard Gleckman's June 2 Forbes article "Could EPA's New Greenhouse Gas[...]
Jun 03, 2014
Second year Ford School students are engaged in public policy internships all around the world this summer, and we're[...]
Jun 02, 2014
Founding Ford School Dean Ned Gramlich was an avid baseball fan, and directed Major League Baseball's economic study[...]
Jun 02, 2014
In 2007, the Urban Institute and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy teamed up to create a video for Ned Gramlich,[...]
Whitman in Huff Po feature on crying at work teaser image
May 30, 2014
Marina v.N. Whitman is featured in Catherine Pearson's "What 15 Female Leaders Really Think about Crying at Work,"[...]
Justin Wolfers featured in Aussie Financial Review teaser image
May 29, 2014
"The path from gambling at a Sydney racetrack to sparring with the world's intellectual elite led Justin Wolfers to[...]
May 29, 2014
In the May 28 Michigan Daily article, "Michigan law raises minimum wage to $9.25," Margo Levy, an undergraduate student[...]
Easing credit for parents seeking educational loans? teaser image
May 28, 2014
In a May 27 article for Bloomberg, Janet Lorin describes, "Alarm Raised by Plan to Ease Credit Norms on U.S. Parent[...]
May 28, 2014
To our knowledge, the Ford School has never prepared a yearbook for students and new graduates, but we decided this was[...]
May 28, 2014
In a May 23 article for Business Insider, Hayley Peterson looks to history to argue "Why Today's Fast Food Wage[...]
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
Professor Michael S. Barr makes an appearance in "Financial Crisis, Over and Already Forgotten," a May 22 New York[...]
May 23, 2014
Edward M. (Ned) Gramlich was among the most productive policy economists of his day–a day stretching from the mid-1960s[...]
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.[...]