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Shaefer lauds the potential impact of the child tax credit

May 14, 2021
"The expanded, fully refundable child tax credit sounds complicated, but the ideas behind it are simple, and its design has been tested in many other countries. It’s based on the principles that children deserve the opportunity to thrive, and that...
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Biden's plan for universal preschool, explained - Weiland

May 12, 2021
On April 28, the Biden Administration announced the American Families Plan, which includes universal preschool for all three- and four-year-olds. Christina Weiland, associate professor of education at the Ford School, weighed in on the plan and...
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Hanson comments on Biden administration's early moves

May 12, 2021 BBC Brazil
Tackling an ongoing pandemic, violent protests, and economic downturn, Joe Biden has surprised some with his actions so far during his presidency. But Ford School lecturer Jonathon Hanson says people shouldn't be.  "I think maybe people...
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Stevenson comments widely on COVID-19 recovery, minimum wage

May 10, 2021
Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson has been commenting on the debate about raising the minimum wage and the contours of the COVID-19 recovery. When the April jobs report was released, with significantly fewer jobs created than were...
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Study finds even small Medicaid fees can cause high disenrollment

May 10, 2021
A new study co-authored by John Z. Ayanian, director of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) and Ford School courtesy faculty, warns state and federal governments about implementing cost-sharing requirements for Medicaid...
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Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) awarded the Eckstein Prize

May 10, 2021
Recent Ford School graduate Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) is the 2021 winner of the Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research for her comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by the U.S. Unemployment Insurance (UI) system during the...
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Rabe urges Biden administration to address methane reduction

May 9, 2021
"Methane has contributed one-quarter of of global warming to date," Ford School professor Barry Rabe writes in "Thought from Our Fellows" published by the National Academy of Public Administration. "The Biden Administration has an opportunity to...
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Schwarz weighs in on Michigan redistricting

May 9, 2021 The Blade
With the loss of a congressional district as a result of the most recent census, Michiganders have been left guessing what the new districts will look like. Most likely, districts will become more competitive for the upcoming midterm elections, but...
In the Media

Lin comments on Biden administration immigration proposal

May 2, 2021 PolitiFact
In an article on PolitiFact about Sen. Thom Tillis's claim that the Biden administration would grant mass amnesty to illegal immigrants, Lin is quoted as saying that Biden’s proposal might in some ways be stricter than President Ronald Reagan’s 1986...
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Ciorciari's new book on governance failure featured in podcast

May 2, 2021 Burn Bag Podcast
In speaking about his new book, “Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States,” Ciorciari discusses what sovereignty sharing is, defining it as "consent-based agreements between a national government and international actors to share domestic authority,"...
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Pilkauskas wins 2020 IPUMS Research Award

Apr 28, 2021
Natasha Pilkauskas' research on "Historical Trends in Children Living in Multigenerational Households in the United States: 1870–2018" has been selected as the 2020 winner of the IPUMS Research Award.  Pilkauskas and her co-authors used decennial...