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Student-alumni networking reception to follow. Join former Ford School dean and current Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce Rebecca Blank for her personal reflections on management at senior levels of government and on the relevance of public policy education for leadership in the public sector. Come and hear from a favorite former professor and dean; join in a lively conversation about policy, politics, and careers; and reconnect with old friends at the networking reception to follow. A large group of current Ford School MPP students will be in DC for the schoo
2011 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Read the papers by Sheldon Danziger and by Rebecca Blank .
2008 - 3:00 pm to 12:00 am
Overview The National Poverty Center (NPC), Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan and the Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), sponsored a research conference to be held in Washington, DC, on November 16-17, 2006. The program, organized by Rebecca Blank and Sheldon Danziger on behalf of the NPC, and Dean Jolliffe and David Smallwood on behalf of ERS, consisted of eight to ten papers, with one discussant per paper.
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Hosted by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Brief program at 5pm on the architecture and interior design of Weill Hall with remarks from Rebecca Blank, Dean of the Ford School, and Sue Gott, University Planner. Available for questions will be three key staff members from the U-M's Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Division: Doug Koepsell, Assistant University Architect. Janet M. Sawyer, Senior Project Manager, University of Michigan Construction Management.
2006 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Overview Traditional measures of poverty are based on income: if income is below a given threshold, then the family is determined to be poor. Some economists have suggested that a family's well-being is better measured by their total spending rather than their total income. That is, some families can have a satisfactory standard of living even if they have low current income. This may be due to the fact that the family can support consumption by drawing down assets.
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