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
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[...]
Dec 06, 2010
Jeff Barnes (MPP '09) had never run a political campaign before Michigan gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder promoted[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Paul Courant quoted in NPR story, "Wikipedia Teams Up With Academia" teaser image
Nov 03, 2010
Paul Courant was quoted in an NPR story about a new Wikipedia/academia partnership aimed at increasing the number of[...]
Scott Atran pens New York Times op-ed teaser image
Oct 28, 2010
In "Turning the Taliban Against Al Qaeda," an op-ed appearing in the New York Times, Scott Atran discusses current and[...]
New book by Scott Atran offers a startling look inside terror groups teaser image
Oct 22, 2010
A new book by Scott Atran , "Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists," is now[...]
The Michigan Review quoted CLOSUP's Tom Ivacko in an article titled, "Accelerate Michigan." teaser image
Oct 19, 2010
The Ford School's Tom Ivacko was quoted in a Michigan Review article titled, "Accelerate Michigan." Business Leaders of[...]
Joe Schwarz provides insight on the race for Michigan's 7th District in the Detroit Free Press teaser image
Oct 15, 2010
Joe Schwarz was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article about Michigan's seventh district. The district includes the[...]
Carl P. Simon named to National Institutes of Health panel teaser image
Oct 14, 2010
Carl P. Simon was named to a National Institutes of Health panel charged with studying the origins of health[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in a Politico article, "Ethanol decision seen as Corn Belt pandering" teaser image
Oct 14, 2010
Barry Rabe was quoted in a Politico article about a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to[...]
MPP student Alexis Guild quoted in Detroit News teaser image
Oct 14, 2010
Ford School MPP student Alexis Guild was quoted in a Detroit News story about the Peace Corps 50th anniversary. Fifty[...]
Ford School alums, Michael Delaney and Mark Wallace, profiled by Crain's Detroit Business in "40 under 40" teaser image
Oct 12, 2010
Ford School alums, Michael Delaney (MPP '07) and Mark Wallace (MPP '04), were selected as two of Crain's Detroit[...]
Ford School alum Jeremy Borovitz pens Michigan Daily op-ed teaser image
Oct 11, 2010
Jeremy Borovitz (BA ’09) wrote an op-ed for the Michigan Daily about his 'peaceful realization' to join the Peace Corps[...]
Oct 06, 2010
Dear Alumni and Friends, Weill Hall is buzzing with activity these days. We’ve got internationally-renowned[...]
Latest edition of 'the Ford School feed': Now accepting self-nominations for the Alumni Board teaser image
Oct 06, 2010
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
Alumni Board self-nominations are now being accepted teaser image
Oct 06, 2010
The Ford School Alumni Board has opened the self-nomination process for its six open seats in the term beginning[...]
National Research Council releases long-awaited assessment of PhD programs teaser image
Oct 06, 2010
The Ford School PhD program scores highly among the nation's doctoral programs in Public Policy and Public[...]
Ford School alums approve changes to Alumni Board By-Laws teaser image
Oct 05, 2010
By a large majority, the Ford School alumni body has voted to approve two changes to the documents that govern the[...]
Energy economist Ashley A. Langer joins the Ford School faculty teaser image
Oct 05, 2010
The Ford School is very pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Ashley A. Langerto the faculty. Professor Langer's[...]
Peace Corps 50th to be celebrated at U-M teaser image
Oct 04, 2010
The University of Michigan will kick off the national celebration of the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary with a series of[...]
Sheldon Danziger quoted in Washington Post article about welfare measurement, allocation teaser image
Oct 02, 2010
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in a Washington Post article called "Welfare's safety net hard to measure among states."[...]
New CLOSUP database highlights public sector excellence, innovation teaser image
Sep 30, 2010
A new University of Michigan online database provides examples of excellence in the public sector and highlights[...]
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in an Associated Press article called "Census finds record gap between rich and poor" teaser image
Sep 28, 2010
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in an AP article about the widening income gap between America's richest and poorest. The[...]
Barry Rabe co-authors NOAA climate report for the U.S. Congress teaser image
Sep 28, 2010
Barry Rabe served on a National Academy of Public Administration panel that co-authored a report for the U.S.[...]
Gerard M. Anderson, Ford School alum, will become President and CEO of DTE Energy effective October 1st teaser image
Sep 28, 2010
Ford School alum Gerard M. Anderson (MPP '88) will become president and chief executive officer of DTE Energy beginning[...]
Ford School student, alum publish article in UC-Berkeley policy journal teaser image
Sep 21, 2010
An article by MPP student Britni Must and alum Kathleen Ludewig (MPP '10) was published in Policy Matters, a journal[...]
CLOSUP report featured in Detroit Free Press op-ed, "New leaders can't shrink from Michigan realities" teaser image
Sep 19, 2010
A Center for State, Local, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) report was cited in a Detroit Free Press op-ed, "New leaders can't[...]