Discourse: Ford School faculty in the news from the spring 2017 edition of State & Hill

May 23, 2017

In the months following President Trump's win, national discourse has pivoted toward the new administration. As executive orders are released, as cabinet picks are announced, and as policy priorities emerge, the media has turned to many Ford School faculty members for context and clarification.

The financial sector will get a nice sugar high for a few years, and then crash the economy.

MICHAEL S. BARR on the likely impact of dismantling Dodd-Frank. Fortune, Dec. 8, 2016.

By encouraging men to cling to work that isn't coming back, Trump is doing them a disservice.

BETSEY STEVENSON on why "manly" men should consider "girly" jobs. Bloomberg, Dec. 7, 2016.

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

AMBASSADOR MELVYN LEVITSKY on what to expect from President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Estadão de São Paulo, Jan. 20, 2017.

A good number of the policy steps that [Trump's energy secretary] took in Texas are actually pretty similar to what some Democratic governors along the coasts or in the industrial Midwest have tried in recent decades...

BARRY RABE on "confirming team Trump." Brookings, Jan. 18, 2017.

Unless the president-elect changes his stance in important respects, the outlook for a rise in the priority of public goods, at both the national and the international levels, is bleak indeed.

MARINA WHITMAN on public goods in the new administration. Detroit Free Press, Dec. 13, 2016.

Mr. Trump's anti-regulatory zeal may help businesses but hurt workers; his anti-trade agenda could help sellers but hurt buyers; and his instincts to protect existing jobs may advantage existing businesses at the expense of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

JUSTIN WOLFERS on why economists are worried about the new president. New York Times, Jan. 11, 2017

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