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Shaefer discusses jump in joblessness that strains safety nets

Mar 27, 2020
With widespread shutdowns of businesses across the country due to COVID-19, states have seen a dramatic rise in the number of unemployed and those seeking unemployment benefits. This week, unemployment claims jumped 2000% in Michigan, putting the...

Ford School economists comment on Federal response to COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020
A historic $2 trillion relief package has just been approved by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent economic crisis. Professors Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have weighed in on the relief package and the economic...

Ford School website redesign and upgrade

Mar 27, 2020
The Ford School is excited to announce that we are underway with a major redesign and technological upgrade of our website. The new website is scheduled to launch just prior to the start of the fall semester, in late August 2020.  The Ford School...
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Revisit Ford School Policy Talks online

Mar 25, 2020
For all of us, adjusting to the new reality of staying home and staying safe means finding ways to stay educated and informed from afar. As we practice safe social distancing, the Ford School has postponed all in-person public events for the...
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Coronavirus response suffers when local government is starved

Mar 20, 2020
Local governments are on the front lines of the response to the coronavirus crisis. Their actions will ultimately shape how well the U.S. can survive COVID-19 and its economic aftermath, according to an opinion contribution in The Hill written by...

Luke Shaefer on the impact of COVID-19 on hourly workers

Mar 20, 2020
With a state-wide prohibition on gatherings greater than 50 people, events canceled, stores closed, and many residents staying home, businesses are feeling the economic effects of the COVID-19 health crisis. Professor Luke Shaefer commented on the...
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The Ford School ranks number one in social policy

Mar 17, 2020
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan is recognized again as one of America’s top graduate programs in public affairs, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. According to the rankings, based...

Rabe explores taxing methane emissions

Mar 16, 2020
Representing a new line of research, Ford School professor Barry Rabe explores the politics around taxing methane gas releases. Rabe argues that consensus among economists is “the best way to reduce climate risks linked to carbon dioxide emissions...

March 2020 DEI Updates

Mar 9, 2020
UPDATES REGARDING FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENT DEI-RELATED ACTIVITY Focus on our goal: Promoting an Equitable and Inclusive Climate 2019-2020 DEI Coalition. In partnership with the Rackham Graduate School, each graduate program is asked to...