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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 MSWOnlinePrograms.org'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[...]
Carbon tax shift working in Canada, Barry Rabe tells ClimateWire, but hasn't spread elsewhere teaser image
Jul 30, 2013
An upcoming issue of Canadian Public Policy includes a study by the environmental think tank Sustainable Prosperity[...]
Helen Levy helps set the record straight on Obamacare at Michigan Public Radio teaser image
Jul 30, 2013
Mired in politics before and since it was signed into law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is still[...]
Jul 30, 2013
When she was a University of Texas junior, Cortney Sanders, as a member and chair of the Black Student Alliance and in[...]
Jul 30, 2013
The Ford School is pleased to welcome new Diplomat in Residence (DIR), Michelle Jones, for the 2013-14 academic year.[...]
Ban smoking when kids are in the car, survey says, but few states have laws that actually do teaser image
Jul 22, 2013
According to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, although 87 percent of adults agree[...]
Lelia Gowland discusses the Youth Promise Act on New Orleans television  teaser image
Jul 22, 2013
Ford School alumna Lelia Gowland (MPP '11) discussed the newly introduced Youth Promise Act (YPA) on WGNO's "The 411,"[...]
Jul 22, 2013
The Michigan Daily has named Ford School BA senior Kevin Mersol-Barg (BA '14) a Student of the Year. Each year, the[...]
John Chamberlin quoted in USA Today on caucus payments teaser image
Jul 21, 2013
USA Today reports that none of the early voting states—Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada—have laws or[...]
Jeff Barnes applauds U-M Board of Regents for new tuition policy teaser image
Jul 19, 2013
In a letter to the editor of the Michigan Daily, Ford School alumni board member Jeff Barnes (MPP '09) applauds the[...]
Jul 15, 2013
Kevin Stange's research on the impact higher tuition rates may have on student enrollment in high-cost disciplines is[...]
Jul 15, 2013
The Education Policy Initiative (EPI) has launched a new website that now makes its applied policy research even more[...]
NPR explores defining moment in the life of the young Gerald Ford teaser image
Jul 14, 2013
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald Ford, Don Gonyea of NPR's " All Things Considered " examines[...]
A year of reflection, engagement at the Ford School characterize President Ford centennial teaser image
Jul 14, 2013
July 14 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ford, and throughout the year, the Ford School has[...]
Marina Whitman on learning to climb the jungle gym without falling off teaser image
Jul 13, 2013
In a July 13 op-ed , Marina v.N. Whitman admits that before she had read "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,"[...]
Jul 13, 2013
Click the links below to watch videos of President Gerald R. Ford from the school's naming ceremony, Weill Hall site[...]
Jul 12, 2013
They raised a glass in San Francisco. They networked in Detroit. They shared a laugh in Tokyo. July 14 is President[...]
Jul 11, 2013
Wear one, share one, and send us a photo with a prominent policymaker to win 2 tickets to a 2013 U-M home football game[...]
Jul 11, 2013
Ford School alumnus Andrew Schroeder (MPP '07) , director of research and analysis for Direct Relief , accepted the[...]