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
Jan 28, 2014
A new year begins, and I write with the warmest wishes that 2014 will bring health, peace, and prosperity to you and[...]
Jan 28, 2014
The Ford School's centennial year is underway! To kick off the celebrations, we sent 2014 calendars to thousands of[...]
Brittany Jones (BA '14) honored as a 2014 MLK Spirit Award recipient  teaser image
Jan 27, 2014
Brittany Jones (BA '14) was recognized as a 2014 Central Campus Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award recipient[...]
Widening income gap becoming self-perpetuating, says Danziger  teaser image
Jan 25, 2014
In an NPR piece on the debate surrounding income inequality and economic mobility, Sheldon Danziger explains that in[...]
New book by Ciorciari offers critique of Khmer Rouge Tribunal teaser image
Jan 23, 2014
"Hybrid Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia," a forthcoming book by John Ciorciari and Anne[...]
Jan 23, 2014
The latest Center for Local State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) poll on the increased use of placemaking as a community and[...]
Emergency manager appointments reflect growing inequality, writes Farley teaser image
Jan 22, 2014
In a Bridge Magazine editorial, Reynolds Farley explains that the pattern of where the state has taken control from[...]
Jan 22, 2014
More than a third of local jurisdictions reported using "placemaking" as an economic development strategy in 2013, up[...]
National Poverty Center brief focuses on food insecurity in Detroit in the aftermath of the Great Recession teaser image
Jan 20, 2014
A new policy brief out of the National Poverty Center (NPC) evaluates recent changes in the prevalence of food[...]
Jacob part of expert line-up on State of Opportunity special on high stakes testing teaser image
Jan 16, 2014
In a State of Opportunity broadcast , Brian Jacob discusses the impact of high stakes testing, particularly for low-[...]
Ford School's National Poverty Center hosts major event on anniversary of LBJ's 'War on Poverty' teaser image
Jan 16, 2014
January 8, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of "unconditional War on[...]
Jan 16, 2014
This seminar will feature speakers from sociology, psychology and economics giving their perspectives on the causes,[...]
Jan 16, 2014
Due to technical difficulties the University of Michigan experienced on January 15, the Ford School is extending the[...]
Jan 16, 2014
The Ford School community is delighted to welcome Ambassador Richard Boucher as the Towsley Foundation Policymaker in[...]
Students tackle Great Lakes policy challenges in Integrated Policy Exercise teaser image
Jan 15, 2014
Now in its 14th year, the Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE) has become a signature component of the Ford School master's[...]
Axelrod and Iliev introduce model to better predict timing of cyber attacks  teaser image
Jan 14, 2014
Robert Axelrod and postdoctoral research fellow Rumen Iliev have created a mathematical model to better understand[...]
Danziger chart highlights underlying relationship between poverty and inequality  teaser image
Jan 13, 2014
A graph by Sheldon Danziger showing that increased inequality is a factor in persistently high poverty rates was[...]
Whitman quoted in article on gender disparity in college economic departments teaser image
Jan 08, 2014
In a Wall Street Journal article on the persistent gap between men and women at all levels of academic economics,[...]
Jan 08, 2014
In an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , Alexandra Murphy , a postdoctoral research fellow at the Ford School's[...]
Davis quoted on health impacts and growing appeal of e-cigarettes  teaser image
Dec 25, 2013
In a story for Michigan Radio , Dr. Matthew Davis explains that no studies have been done on the long-term health[...]
States and localities need to work together to tap the potential of shale deposits, writes Rabe teaser image
Dec 24, 2013
In a blog post for the Brookings Institution, Barry Rabe and Christopher Borick , a professor of political science at[...]
Dec 24, 2013
Few cases have generated as much controversy as Citizens United . The story told by reformers and reporters is that[...]
Dec 20, 2013
This past fall, Ford School alumni elected six of their peers to serve on the Alumni Board. Those elected to serve from[...]
Dec 20, 2013
January 8, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of "unconditional War on[...]
Collins says Carmen Iezzi Mezzera will be a "strong advocate for international affairs education" as APSIA executive director  teaser image
Dec 19, 2013
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) announced the appointment of Carmen Iezzi[...]
Dec 18, 2013
Local government leaders in Michigan have mixed support for the state's new public sector right-to-work law, according[...]
Catalysts for change-themed Fall edition of State & Hill published teaser image
Dec 17, 2013
On critically important policy issues, members of the Ford School community have catalyzed real and lasting change—[...]
Rare and powerful analysis teaser image
Dec 16, 2013
Latesha Love (MPP '02) was two weeks into her second year of graduate school in Ann Arbor, getting dressed for class[...]
The People's House - Gerald Ford's congressional legacy teaser image
Dec 16, 2013
Before Nixon's fall, before Agnew's fall, Gerald R. Ford spent 25 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. But while[...]
Yes, you! - The unlikely and absolutely inspiring career of Eunice Burns teaser image
Dec 16, 2013
[ Make a contribution to the Burns Fund for Water Policy Education ] Eunice Burns (MPA '70) holds up a photograph taken[...]
From dreaming to doing - tuition equality now teaser image
Dec 16, 2013
On April 17, 2013, at approximately 6:00 p.m., 50-60 people gathered outside the Michigan Union, at the intersection of[...]
Not your typical physician - Dr. Matt Davis uses policy to tackle health disparities teaser image
Dec 16, 2013
Dr. Matthew Davis is not your typical physician. Sure, he attended medical school and completed a residency, just like[...]
BA alum among 'Top 35 under 35' foreigners making an impact in Africa teaser image
Dec 16, 2013
Madelynne Wager (BA '13), a first generation college student from the small town of Greenville, Mich., knew she wanted[...]
Dec 16, 2013
The launch of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in 1946 was a turning point for the school now known as the[...]
Dec 16, 2013
As the University launches a major fundraising initiative, "Victors for Michigan," State & Hill speaks with the co-[...]
Dec 16, 2013
Scholarly CVs are long, there's no denying it, so it's not surprising that Paul N. Courant 's CV stretches a good[...]
Dec 16, 2013
Jason Weller (MPP '99) was just out of college, with a still-crisp undergraduate degree, when the native northern-[...]
Dec 16, 2013
Want to learn to curse in Bulgarian? Experience mixing, grinding, and stuffing your own sausages before you launch your[...]
Dec 14, 2013
Legislation allowing intrastate crowdfunding in Michigan, which will allow the sales of securities to an unlimited[...]
Whitman praises "pioneering" selection of Mary Barra as General Motors CEO teaser image
Dec 10, 2013
In an interview with Business Insider , Marina v.N. Whitman explains why choosing Mary Barra as the first female chief[...]
Wolfers and McIntyre featured in roundup of most important economic stories of 2013 teaser image
Dec 10, 2013
Ford School professor Justin Wolfers and current masters student Adrianna McIntyre (MPP/MPH '15) among 43 economists,[...]
Give the people a centrist party, says Whitman teaser image
Dec 09, 2013
Marina v.N. Whitman , professor at the Ford School and the Ross School of Business, likes to say that she didn't leave[...]
Dec 05, 2013
An article in the Detroit Free Press outlines the impact for Michigan if federal emergency unemployment benefits are[...]
Dec 03, 2013
Alyssa Mouton (MPP/MPH '14) will gain experience in the art of advocacy at a practicum held March 8 – March 15, 2014 in[...]
Jacob receives Walton Family Foundation grant to study online learning teaser image
Nov 27, 2013
Brian Jacob , Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy and co-director of the Education Policy Initiative ,[...]
Wolfers hired for New York Times data driven website  teaser image
Nov 26, 2013
Justin Wolfers will be brought on as a contributing columnist for an upcoming New York Times venture focused on[...]
Nov 26, 2013
Like to surf the web? Online ordering for a select number of Ford School Spirit Store items is now available via[...]
Nov 22, 2013
In a Detroit Free Press opinion article , Elisabeth Gerber writes that pending legislation that would allow[...]
Levitsky interviewed on implications of relaxed marijuana restrictions teaser image
Nov 19, 2013
On an episode of Michigan Radio's Stateside program , Melvyn Levitsky discusses the history of relaxed marijuana[...]
Rabe discusses state's low recycling rate on Michigan Radio teaser image
Nov 14, 2013
With a recycling rate of less than 20 percent, Michigan falls far below both the regional and national average. In an[...]