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Meet our new faculty: Megan Stewart

Aug 19, 2022
New Ford School associate professor Megan Stewart is an expert in international political conflict and revolutionary movements internationally and in the United States. Most recently, Stewart was an assistant professor in the School of International...
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Core measures do a better job to predict inflation, says Wolfers

Aug 16, 2022 Quartz
Economists have a lot of data—consumer prices and monthly inflation rates— to measure inflation and predict prices. But Ford School economist Justin Wolfers explains that cherrypicked numbers are contributing to general confusion about what's...
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Hausman on why fracking is part of the net-zero energy transition

Aug 15, 2022 NPR Marketplace
Fracking provides a shorter timeline for production payoff that may lower the risk for gas and oil investors who are weighing their options in light of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. “That speaks to why, along with geopolitical...
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Rabe: Landmark U.S. climate bill addresses methane

Aug 12, 2022
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the Inflation Reduction Act today, which includes nearly $400 billion for clean energy initiatives. The legislation was approved by the Senate last weekend and, if signed into law, would be the...
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Bednar: Education looms large in Michigan governor's race

Aug 8, 2022 Chalkbeat
In the aftermath of the Michigan primary elections on August 2, the race for governor will feature incumber Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and challenger Republican Tudor Dixon. An article in Chalkbeat states the school choice will be a major...
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Tech groups opposing antitrust act threaten incumbents, says Hall

Aug 7, 2022 Bloomberg
Tech companies have spent almost $120 million on political advertising since the beginning of 2021, according to AdImpact, an ad-tracking service, which Bloomberg says is the first time the tech industry has spent more on political ads than the...
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Pilkauskas says finances encourage multi-generational households

Aug 7, 2022 Marketplace
Marketplace reports that 8in 10 young adults are moving settling in their home towns. And it reports that one in five adults now live in a multigenerational home.  “People actually save a lot of money, I mean it’s not surprising, when they move...
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Danger in U.S. sanctions on Cambodia - Ciorciari

Aug 7, 2022 VOA
The U.S. has protested the arrest of political activist Theary Seng and others arrested for protests against Hun Sen's government. Yet penalizing Cambodia could come at a high cost for the U.S., according to Ford School professor and Weiser...
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Biegun: Pretending we're not at war with Russia has real risks

Aug 7, 2022 The Detroit News
Visiting policy practitioner with the Weiser Diplomacy Center Stephen Biegun wrote in The Detroit News that “the United States and the Russian Federation are at war.” “There is a dangerous disconnect among American leaders and the American...
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Levitsky says U.S.-Russia prisoner swap deal possible

Jul 28, 2022 Detroit News
The Biden administration has made an offer to Russia to swap a Russian prisoner in the U.S., convicted arms smuggler Viktor Bout, for two Americans currently being held in Moscow, Michigan's Paul Whelan and WNBA star Brittney Griner. Commenting...
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Biden has limited options on climate action - Rabe

Jul 24, 2022 El Mercurio
President Joe Biden announced modest steps to combat climate change and promised more robust action to come, saying, “This is an emergency and I will look at it that way.” In El Mercurio (Chile), Ford School professor Barry Rabe outlined the...
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Ayanian: Michigan provides lessons for Medicaid expansion

Jul 24, 2022
More than a decade after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, states continue to wrestle with the implementation of one of its primary provisions: the expansion of state Medicaid. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, 38...
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Ali advice for international travelers: Be aware

Jul 23, 2022 ABC News One
As pandemic fears ease and pent-up demand for travel increases, vacationers nevertheless need to be on guard about changing circumstances.  Speaking to ABC News One, Ford School professor Javed Ali said, "You don't want to be caught unaware, in...
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Supreme Court reform is complex but achievable - El-Sayed

Jul 23, 2022 Detroit Metro Times
"The Supreme Court has arrogated itself over the other branches of government — and trampled the rights of Americans. It’s time to fix that," Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Abdul El-Sayed writes in Detroit Metro...
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Wolfers sees signs of optimism amid high inflation numbers

Jul 21, 2022
The latest inflation rate numbers show an increase in prices of 9.1%. Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers has been discussing the intricacies of elements and implications of that rate.   Reacting to the inflationary pressure, the...
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Rabe insights on climate change political challenges

Jul 20, 2022
The political climate for action on climate change has become more difficult in the past few weeks, in light of a Supreme Court decision limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to limit greenhouse gases and the failure of a...