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Feb
23
On February 23, the Ford School will host graduate students from 14 univerisities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. This year’s competition—a partnership between the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)—will connect a record 585 students from 11 global host sites including Dhaka, Cairo, Mexico City, and San Francisco to tackle policy issues associated with forced migration through computer-based simulated game play.
8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Mar
14
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches
Local government fiscal health is typically assessed using objective financial indicators, but little is understood about how local officials subjectively understand their own fiscal health. We compare self-assessment data from the Michigan Public Policy Survey with financial data on Michigan local governments to explore the extent to which self-assessments align with conventional financial indicators. Qualitative results reveal that local officials emphasize long-term spending pressures (e.g. roads, infrastructure) and external factors, such as uncertainty around property values and state aid (i.e. revenue sharing) payments, when assessing their fiscal health. Quantitative results provide some corroborating evidence, but in general, conventional indicators are not powerful predictors of self-assessments, especially for high-stress governments. We believe that part of the disparity is that financial indicators do a poor job of capturing what local officials say they are most worried about. We suggest that self-assessments may be a useful supplement to conventional measures in capturing “true” fiscal health.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Related Past Events

Feb
18
Conversations Across Difference
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
The conversation will consider the opportunities for and obstacles to bipartisan cooperation, while also tackling in thoughtful dialogue some of the most pressing issues currently dividing the two parties.
2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Feb
04
Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling Health Policy Fund
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
A panel discussion with Jane Coaston, Jonathan Metzl, and Rebecca Cunningham, moderated by Paula Lantz.
2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Jan
28
Join us for a conversation and book talk with Harold Koh on his new book: The Trump Administration and International Law.
2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Jan
28
CLOSUP Lecture Series
Please join us in a Conversation Across Difference , as Professor Teodoro discusses alternative ownership and management models for water and sewer utilities, as well as the political dimensions of public, private, and public-private partnerships (P3s), and what they mean for cost and quality.
2019 - 11:30 am to 12:50 pm
Nov
15
Keynote address by Hon. Robert K. Rae, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Organized by Munk School of[...]
2018 - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Related Faculty/Staff

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Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science; Research Associate, Center for Political Studies
Email:
ergerber@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 647-4004
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Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science
Email:
edieg@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-1264
Rick Hall
Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science
Email:
rlhall@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 763-4390
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Lecturer in Statistics for Public Policy
Email:
jkhanson@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-1496
Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
yhenry@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-5303
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Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
gjhills@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6998
Ann Lin
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Email:
annlin@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-7507
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Email:
emontero@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 647-1345
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Professor of Public Policy
Email:
bnyhan@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
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Professor of Public Policy
Email:
shobita@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 764-8075
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Lecturer in Public Policy
Email:
joefmd@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6998
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J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences; Professor of Public Policy; Chair of the Department of Political Science
Email:
cshipan@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-6929
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LEO Lecturer 1
Email:
conan@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
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A. M. and H. P. Bentley Professor of History; Professor of Public Policy; Senior Research Scientist, Center for Political Studies
Email:
vinovski@umich.edu
Location: 
ISR
Phone: 
(734) 763-3407
Professor of Public Policy
Email:
swaltz@umich.edu
Location: 
Weill Hall
Phone: 
(734) 615-8683

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