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Poverty and inequality. Trade and economic development. Health and human security. Energy and the environment.  Alongside their critical work as teachers and mentors, Ford School faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in vitally important policy areas. And they're deeply engaged in the world of practice. They include senior government advisors, current and former members of the Council of Economic Advisers, leaders of international nonprofits, and more. Some are visiting policymakers who have worked in the field for years.

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Our faculty are enthusiastic teachers and mentors who prize the school's close-knit, collaborative community.

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Justin Wolfers

Wolfers is a professor of public policy and economics. He also serves as a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers. He helps shape public understanding of economic issues in social media and the news. Hear him on NPR's Planet Money Summer School podcast.
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Dean Yang

Yang is a professor of public policy and economics and co-director of the International Policy Center. His research is on the economic problems of developing countries. His specific areas of interest include: international migration, microfinance, health, corruption, political economy, and the economics of disasters.
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Jonathan Hanson

Hanson is a specialist in comparative political economy and political development. He examines the ways in which, and the channels through which, political institutions affect economic performance and human development.
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