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In memoriam, Irving Salmeen

Mar 12, 2021
The Ford School is deeply saddened to share that Irving "Irv" Salmeen — a former lecturer and associate director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program — died on March 9th, 2021 of glioblastoma. While at the Ford School, Salmeen...
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Bednar selected as Stanford University CASBS fellow

Mar 12, 2021
This week, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University announced its 2021-22 fellows class, comprised of 38 scholars representing 19 U.S. institutions and nine international institutions and programs. Ford...
Publication

Ciorciari’s new book sheds light on sovereignty sharing

Mar 11, 2021
In fragile states, where human rights violations run amuck and conflicts create instability, domestic and international actors sometimes take the extraordinary step to share sovereignty to combine knowledge and resources to increase accountability...
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Kowalski paper an NIHCM award finalist

Mar 10, 2021
Health economist Amanda Kowalski, the Gail Wilensky Professor of Economics and Public Policy, with her primary appointment in the U-M Department of Economics and a courtesy appointment at the Ford School, is a finalist for the National Institute for...
In the Media

Rabe comments on oil industry "backing" carbon pricing

Mar 8, 2021 Grist
In an article in Grist about the oil industry's biggest lobbying group backing carbon pricing, Rabe says that a carbon price seems less threatening to oil and gas companies than other regulations — the European Union and Canada already have prices...
In the Media

Wileden examines COVID-19 racial disparities in Detroit

Mar 3, 2021 Brookings
"One in every 645 Black people in the United States can expect to die from COVID-19, per data from February 2021. Blacks are 2.1 times more likely than whites to die from the virus. In fact, if Blacks had the same death rate as whites from COVID-19,...
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Rein in or win over utility monopolies, says Basseches

Mar 2, 2021 Grist
Postdoctoral fellow Josh Basseches researches the power of investor-owned utilities on state climate policy. His opinion appeared in Grist. Now that we’ve had a couple weeks to process all that went wrong in Texas, people are paying more...
In the Media

Barr discusses "The COVID Economy" in podcast

Feb 28, 2021 Burn Bag
Barr discuss the challenges of rebuilding the global economy post-COVID-19, attracting foreign direct investment to the United States, the Robinhood debacle and securities regulation, repeating mistakes from the 2007/08 financial crisis, the risks...
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Wolfers co-authored paper looks at systemic sexism in economics

Feb 28, 2021
A paper on which Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers collaborated (with Pascaline Dupas, Alicia Sasser Modestino, Muriel Niederle, and a broader set of 97 economist collaborators known as the Seminar Dynamics Collective), “Gender and the...
In the Media

Leiser explains property tax policy

Feb 23, 2021 WalletHub
Stephanie Leiser discusses the importance of property taxes for personal financial decision-making and implications for policy. "Most economists agree that property taxes are the best tax base for local governments. Compared to other types of taxes,...