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
Archiving mass atrocities gives victims a chance to uncover the truth teaser image
Oct 31, 2013
Egyptian protesters feared security agents were shredding and burning documents of abuses under the Hosni Mubarak[...]
Oct 31, 2013
Following the explosion in Tiananmen Square on October 28th, which Beijing police have labeled a terrorist attack, Phil[...]
Oct 30, 2013
Employers can now request the resumes of Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration students to find[...]
Dynarski presents policy proposal on making borrowing work for today's students teaser image
Oct 22, 2013
On October 21, The Hamilton Project hosted a forum on the evolving role of higher education in American society. At the[...]
Rising child poverty long trend in the making, says Danziger teaser image
Oct 22, 2013
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in a Fox News article about rising child poverty. The article covers a study by the[...]
Chamberlin comments on Governor Snyder decision to close NERD Fund teaser image
Oct 21, 2013
On October 20, Governor Rick Snyder announced he will close his nonprofit, the New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify ([...]
Oct 20, 2013
Local government leaders in Michigan report their employees' unions made more concessions in negotiations this year[...]
Levy remarks on impact of ACA subsidies and rollout glitches teaser image
Oct 18, 2013
Nearly one month into the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Helen Levy responds to criticisms about the[...]
Wolfers comments on 2013 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science winners teaser image
Oct 18, 2013
On October 14, Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, and Robert J. Shiller were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in[...]
Oct 18, 2013
Education Policy Initiative postdoctoral research fellow Joshua Hyman will use the Spencer Foundation grant to study[...]
New site on the development of human rights standards and advocacy launches teaser image
Oct 17, 2013
"Working on this site has been a labor of love," said Susan Waltz, Ford School faculty member and practitioner in the[...]
Oct 17, 2013
Christopher Falcone (MPP '14), Matthew Papadapoluos (MPP/MA '13), Erin Sullivan (MPP '14), and Jessica Teng (MPP '14)[...]
Levy explains why ACA unlikely to impact health care coverage provided by employers teaser image
Oct 16, 2013
In a UPI article , Helen Levy addresses concerns about how health care reform will impact coverage provided by[...]
Oct 16, 2013
On October 14, Elisabeth Gerber spoke at a city council work session covering regional transportation initiatives .[...]
Yellen has most Fed system experience, Whitman explains teaser image
Oct 09, 2013
Marina Whitman was quoted by the Yahoo! Finance blog The Daily Ticker about the nomination of Janet Yellen as the next[...]
Ford School faculty leading the way on Affordable Care Act discussion  teaser image
Oct 09, 2013
Two Ford School professors, Helen Levy and Dr. Matthew Davis are using online platforms to provide clarity on the[...]
Oct 09, 2013
As I write this our government remains partially shut down. I am reminded of President Ford’s insistence that reaching[...]
Oct 09, 2013
The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
Oct 09, 2013
Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations have launched an alumni-in-residence program where graduates spend a half[...]
Oct 09, 2013
Ford School Alumni Board members Elle Beard (BA '09), Kate Brady-Medley (MPP '01), and Daniela Pineda (PhD '10) issued[...]
Dynarski and Hyman receive APPAM's Raymond Vernon Memorial Award for excellence in research teaser image
Oct 08, 2013
"Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Postsecondary Degree Attainment and Degree Completion[...]
Wolfers praises nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chairman teaser image
Oct 08, 2013
President Barack Obama has announced that he plans to nominate Janet Yellen as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve[...]
Oct 08, 2013
"I want change now," says Sherece West-Scantlebury (MPP '89). "I want the solutions now to solve old and difficult[...]
Ciorciari quoted in TIME on free trade negotiations at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit  teaser image
Oct 06, 2013
World leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bali, Indonesia touted the benefits of a new[...]
Oct 04, 2013
A recent Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) poll on the financial health of Michigan local governments[...]
Dr. Matthew Davis launches free online course on understanding the Affordable Care Act  teaser image
Oct 03, 2013
Answering questions raised by the latest reform to the U.S. health care system—the Affordable Care Act—is the goal of a[...]
Recent BA graduate named one of the "Top 35 under 35" foreigners working in Africa teaser image
Oct 02, 2013
Madelynne Wager (BA '13) was selected as one of top young foreigners making an impact on the continent of Africa by[...]
Oct 02, 2013
Jennifer Cecil (MPP '09) received a Merit Award at the Bureau of Governmental Research's Excellence in Government[...]
Axelrod awarded 2013 Johan Skytte Prize teaser image
Oct 01, 2013
On September 28th, Professor Robert Axelrod was presented the 2013 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science . The Skytte[...]
Oct 01, 2013
The fiscal health of Michigan's local government units has improved, but many—particularly small jurisdictions—still[...]
Sep 30, 2013
"It's Maslow's hierarchy of needs," Paul Weech says. "Cover the basics—food and shelter—and you allow people to focus[...]
Sep 30, 2013
Assistant Professor Joshua Hausman has won the 2013 Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History for his[...]
Sep 30, 2013
President Obama announced his intent to nominate Alan Cohen (MPP '75) as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board[...]
Sep 29, 2013
The Center for the Education of Women (CEW) has named the Ford School's Adrienne Call (MPP/MSW '13), Colleen Campbell ([...]
Sep 28, 2013
The Ford School is delighted to welcome five new members to its faculty, starting this fall: Anmol Chaddha, Catherine[...]
Rabe pens op-ed on changing public opinion concerning climate change teaser image
Sep 27, 2013
Professor Barry Rabe , along with Christopher Borick from Muhlenberg College, writes opinion article for Orange County[...]
Marina Whitman to be inducted into Michigan Women's Hall of Fame teaser image
Sep 27, 2013
Marina v.N. Whitman has been selected as a member of the 2013 class of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. Honorees are[...]
Recent BA graduate begins research in Kenya as inaugural Wallenberg Fellow teaser image
Sep 22, 2013
Zachary Petroni (BA '13) is one month into his study of the relationship between conservation governance and human[...]
Danziger comments on lack of economic growth for the poor in Michigan   teaser image
Sep 19, 2013
The Detroit Free Press reports that new census data for Michigan shows an increase in households receiving retirement[...]
Fed's choice to hold steady on monetary policy "right decision," says Justin Wolfers teaser image
Sep 18, 2013
After months of debate over a potential taper, Chairman Bernanke announced that the Fed will hold off tightening the[...]
U.S. poverty has held steady, despite growing income inequality, says Sheldon Danziger in New York Times op-ed teaser image
Sep 17, 2013
Sheldon H. Danziger's New York Times op-ed, "The Mismeasure of Poverty," suggests that the recent Census Bureau report[...]
Sep 16, 2013
Here's something you might not know: more than 90 percent of American children have health insurance. While making sure[...]
Sep 15, 2013
Join us for a meeting to learn more about our undergraduate public policy program on Monday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
Bad data from Labor Department: misleading and harmful, says Wolfers teaser image
Sep 12, 2013
Justin Wolfers wrote an opinion article for Bloomberg about the U.S. Department of Labor's release of bad statistics.[...]
Helen Levy discusses proposed Detroit health insurance exchange program teaser image
Sep 12, 2013
Helen Levy spoke with Michigan Radio about how a new plan being considered by Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr[...]
Sep 12, 2013
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Ford School's 2013 Centennial Button Contest: Liam and Mike Householder.[...]
Sep 12, 2013
Rachel Potter has won the 2013 Founders Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for her paper, "[...]
Sep 03, 2013
Summer vacation is never long enough—whether you're working an internship, reading a great book on the beach, or[...]
Aug 30, 2013
The National Poverty Center (NPC) was named to the's list of 99 Great Organizations Confronting[...]
Aug 30, 2013
Carl P. Simon was named one of the top 25 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professors in[...]