Research at the Ford School


Faculty Research

Through our faculty, who hold joint appointments in many of the University of Michigan’s outstanding social science departments and professional schools, the Ford School acts as a catalyst to foster interactions among faculty and graduate students with both theoretical and applied interests.

These interdisciplinary connections promote the diffusion of advances in the social sciences to the policy world, generate cross-fertilization and learning across policy domains, and challenge social scientists to learn from attempts to address society’s pressing and enduring problems.

Learn more about the research interests of Ford School faculty members.

Or browse our Faculty Directory to read about the research of individual faculty members.

Policy Points

Ford School Policy Points is a series featuring short videos of Ford School faculty members discussing recent research or current events. Policy Points is emailed to journalists and analysts worldwide for use in decision making-, research, or media-related activities. Each video is produced by U-M News Service and includes captions and transcripts.

Working Paper Series

The Ford School’s faculty contribute to our Working Paper Series, a collection of scholarly papers from across disciplines and interest areas.

Research Centers

Ford School is home to or co-sponsor of a number of multi-disciplinary research centers that focus on policy concerns. Learn more and browse our research center websites.


Learn more about the several annual policy-related seminars that take place at the Ford School and with affiliated centers.