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Ali examines modern domestic terrorism

Mar 6, 2022 AP News
As the trial for the men who allegedly planned to kidnap Governor Whitmer begins, discussions about domestic terrorism emerge. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the topic.  “This is a different type of domestic terrorism...
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Stevenson gives update on the labor market

Mar 6, 2022 Bloomberg
Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, recently appeared on Bloomberg's "Balance of Power" to discuss the latest jobs report.  "We saw a lot of jobs added and we saw employment grow. So, across the board, this is a really...
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Wolfers warns against suspending the gas tax

Mar 6, 2022 The Economist
Gas prices have risen to record levels, and sanctions against Russia could force them higher. On Capitol Hill, suspending gas taxes has entered the conversation. But, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, warns against...
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Ford School faculty discuss Russian invasion

Mar 5, 2022
As the invasion of Ukraine continues, media outlets turn to Ford School faculty for insight on the situation. This week, Ford School professors John Ciorciari, Melvyn Levitsky, and Javed Ali analyzed Russia’s intentions with the invasion, as well as...
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Wolfers on job gains: Job market is "motoring"

Mar 4, 2022 MarketWatch
Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers reacted to the strong March jobs report. “Very very strong payrolls report: +678k jobs in February, with unemployment edging down to 3.8%. Add in solid positive revisions that added a total of +92k...
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Stevenson discusses popularity of paid family leave

Mar 3, 2022 Marketplace
Across the country, paid family leave policies are gaining more and more support. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, discussed why. “In a tight labor market, you see employers become quite creative in trying to think...
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Ford School commencement ceremony to be held at Elbel Field

Mar 3, 2022
The Ford School will be celebrating the graduating Classes of 2022 on Saturday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. at an outdoor commencement ceremony at the iconic Elbel Field. Just down the road from Weill Hall at the corner of S. Division and Hill, Elbel...
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Hausman discusses market forces for clean energy outcomes

Mar 2, 2022
Serving as a panelist at a recent Environmental Defense Fund webinar, Catherine Hausman discussed how market designs can lead to clean energy outcomes. “In a world without the ideal carbon emissions regulation that we might hope for, we need to...
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Stevenson testifies on the need for more affordable childcare

Mar 2, 2022
Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, in a hearing  about "how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the already struggling child care sector, and the resulting...
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Ali comments on Gov. Whitmer kidnapping trial

Mar 1, 2022 WXMI Fox 17
The trial for the men who planned to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer is beginning soon.  Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided some insight into the trial and potential witnesses.  “Hard to know what a judge is thinking, but it...
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Ali provides insight into first insurrection trial

Feb 27, 2022 The Wall Street Journal
The first trial of a January 6 insurrection rioter will be a test for the government.  "If the government wins, and they are able to prove the validity of all of the charges, that could likely send a lot of defendants racing for plea deals,"...
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Jacob weighs in on chronic absenteeism

Feb 27, 2022 Chillicothe Gazette
Across the country, schools are struggling with chronic absenteeism. Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, weighed in on the issue. "Even before we figure out if we should improve the curriculum, at the basic level you...
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Rabe discusses implications of oil and gas flaring

Feb 27, 2022 Inside Climate News
Rather than flaring natural gas, oil and gas companies could reuse and sell the byproduct. But, as Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, points out, loose regulations result in this extra pollution. “Reporting on...
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El-Sayed calls for auto and health insurance reform in new op-ed

Feb 25, 2022 Crain's Detroit Business
Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, urges lawmakers to stop making auto insurance double as health insurance in a recent op-ed for Crain's Business Detroit. "As Michiganders know all too well, we pay more for auto...
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Ford School experts weigh in on Russian invasion of Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022
As the Russian military surrounded and began its assault on Ukraine, Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, and Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, lent their expertise to numerous media outlets to break down the...
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Russia-Ukraine: Ford School experts can discuss

Feb 24, 2022
Ford School experts can discuss Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine and its implications on global politics, economics and the human scale. John Ciorciari is an associate professor of public policy and director of the Ford School of Public...
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Shaefer comments on Atlanta pilot basic income program

Feb 23, 2022 NPR
In Atlanta, a pilot basic income program is being rolled out. Luke Shaefer, Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, discussed his thoughts on basic income.  "(Policymakers need to ask) would people be better off...
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Wolfers discusses accuracy of economic predictions

Feb 23, 2022 Marketplace
As technology improves, economists are handed more and more data to make predictions with. But, does it make those predictions better? “The evidence seems to be if we are, only a little bit," Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and...
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Rabe addresses Russian invasion and policy impacts

Feb 23, 2022 E&E News
How will American sanctions on Russia impact Americans? While that question is still unanswered, Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, discussed the policy impacts the situation may have.  “It does raise the...
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Johnson's study helps analyze thriving economy

Feb 23, 2022
A recent Washington Post article used a paper co-authored by David Johnson, director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and Ford School professor by courtesy, to analyze American bank accounts.  "People were much slower to spend their...
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Stevenson discusses importance of paid family leave

Feb 23, 2022
In the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents found themselves at home watching their children, rather than working, due to daycare closures. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained how child care closures...
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Lantz calls for acknowledgement of racial inequity in health care

Feb 23, 2022
Twenty years ago, a report pointed out, “Racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health services, and are less likely to receive even routine medical procedures than are white Americans.” An article in STAT News notes that the...