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
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[...]
Collins suggests investors may see more diverse opinions from Fed presidents teaser image
Aug 27, 2013
Susan M. Collins was quoted in a CNNMoney article, "Four downsides of a chattier Fed," explaining why more[...]
Aug 27, 2013
Join us for a Josh Rosenthal Lecture, "Managing global borders: In defense of big data," with the Assistant Secretary[...]
Dean Susan Collins quoted in Reuters on Fed bond-buying policy teaser image
Aug 26, 2013
Ford School Dean Susan M. Collins was quoted about the 2013 Federal Reserve Jackson Hole Symposium on the central bank'[...]
New Policy Points video features Dean Susan Collins explaining importance of annual Federal Reserve meeting teaser image
Aug 22, 2013
Each year, policy leaders, academics, and financial industry experts from around the world gather in Jackson Hole,[...]
No good reason to link food stamp assistance and drug tests, say Pollack and Danziger teaser image
Aug 21, 2013
In the Washington Post Wonkblog , Harold Pollack and Sheldon Danziger argue that there is no evidence to support a[...]
Obesity still top concern, National Poll on Children's Health shows teaser image
Aug 19, 2013
Dr. Matt Davis was interviewed on WDIV Detroit , a local NBC affiliate, about the results of a C.S. Mott Children's[...]
Close to the heart teaser image
Aug 19, 2013
The statistics are sobering: nearly half of every 100 children born in Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India[...]
Aug 17, 2013
A photo of Senator Debbie Stabenow earns top prize in President Ford button contest. [More]
Aug 17, 2013
Join us for a Citi Foundation Lecture, "What's gone wrong in Washington, and why it doesn't have to be this way," with[...]
Want to see an end to sweatshops in Bangladesh? Shoppers will need to get involved says Marina v.N. Whitman  teaser image
Aug 13, 2013
In the wake of the tragic factory fire that took the lives of 1,100 textile workers in Bangladesh, Marina v.N. Whitman[...]
Aug 12, 2013
Just over half, or 51 percent, of Michigan's local government leaders say Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is doing a good[...]
Thinking and doing teaser image
Aug 10, 2013
Zenia Lewis (MPP '09) is just back from a whirlwind trip to Uganda and Ethiopia, but she doesn't sound the least bit[...]
Aug 10, 2013
The Ford School is pleased to welcome its newest PhD, master's, and BA students. Welcome Week and Orientation (August[...]
In the midst of ongoing election disputes, John Ciorciari offers strategic suggestions for Cambodia's rulers, opposition teaser image
Aug 09, 2013
John Ciorciari, assistant professor of public policy and senior legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia,[...]
Sheldon Danziger quoted on Detroit's skilled worker problem teaser image
Aug 02, 2013
Even when jobs return to Detroit, the city may lack enough skilled workers to fill available positions. A Reuters[...]
Wolfers on the unintended consequences of the ongoing sequester teaser image
Aug 02, 2013
A recent New York Times article, "U.S. Cuts Take Increasing Toll on Job Growth," explores the sequester's dampening[...]
Climate change continues to polarize congressional politics, says Barry Rabe teaser image
Aug 01, 2013
The United States has experienced a staggering number of weather extremes in recent years—368 national disaster[...]
Arms Trade Treaty an important milestone, says Susan Waltz teaser image
Aug 01, 2013
The Arms Trade Treaty, which would staunch the worldwide flow of military-grade weapons, passed easily at the UN[...]
Aug 01, 2013
Allan Stam, director of the Ford School's International Policy Center, is the focus of this week's University Record[...]
Aug 01, 2013
Nicole Fernandes (MPP/MS '08), has been awarded a five-year Science Teaching Fellowship by the Knowles Science Teaching[...]
Jul 31, 2013
Lelia Gowland (MPP '11) has New Orleans' back. Born and raised in the city, she left her hometown to attend college and[...]