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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...
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Stevenson on inflation figures

Jul 18, 2022
Ford school professor Betsey Stevenson has been commenting on the latest inflation figures, which in the U.S. saw an annual rate of 9.1% in June. She told ABC Australia, "Heating your house, filling your tank — that's where Americans are really...
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El-Sayed comments on new COVID variants

Jul 18, 2022 What a Day
As cases of COVID continue to increase with the new Omicron sub-variant called BA.5, Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Abdul El-Sayed told the "What a Day" podcast that public health officials are worried about a potential...
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Dominguez on euro-dollar parity

Jul 17, 2022 NPR
For the first time in two decades, the value of the dollar and the euro are equal on international currency markets. NPR quotes Ford School professor Kathryn Dominguez saying the two currencies are at parity because of how investors feel about the...
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Basseches comments on utilities and the transition to renewables

Jul 17, 2022 E & E News
E&E News notes that "For many companies, the ongoing shift to clean energy presents a massive financial opportunity. But for U.S. electric utilities, the transition may upend a longstanding business model." The article states, "In many ways, the...
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Celeste Watkins-Hayes named interim dean of the Ford School

Jul 15, 2022
Sociologist Celeste Watkins-Hayes, currently the associate dean for academic affairs, will become interim dean of the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, pending Board of Regents approval at its July...
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Dominguez comments on "reverse currency wars"

Jul 13, 2022 Planet Money
As countries around the world work to fight inflation, central banks have a limited number of options to cool their economies. When countries raise interest rates, and their currencies get stronger, they may begin to engage in a competition with...
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El-Sayed: "In 10 days SCOTUS took us back decades"

Jul 12, 2022 Detroit Metro Times
Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Abdul El-Sayed opines that the Supreme Court betrayed the public trust in its final rulings released at the end of June -- overturning of Roe v. Wade, limiting gun control measures, and...
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Stamps students join Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

Jul 12, 2022
Students from the University of Michigan's Penny Stamps School of Art and Design spent a part of their summer in the city of Detroit, gaining valuable experience as interns in the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) + Impact Studio for...
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PhD grad Michael Lerner wins APSA dissertation award

Jul 11, 2022
Ford School PhD graduate Michael Lerner (Political Science, 2021) has been chosen to receive the Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award for his dissertation, "Green Catalysts? The Impact of Transnational Advocacy on Environmental Policy Leadership.“ This...
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Griner guilty plea gives Russian negotiators an advantage - Levitsky

Jul 10, 2022 Arizona Republic
After WNBA star Brittney Griner's guilty plea in a Moscow court to possessing a small amount of hashish oil in Russia, the Biden administration is considering what its next steps could be to gain her release.  Ford School professor Melvyn...
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Hausman warns of the costs of transition to "everything electric"

Jul 10, 2022 Colorado Public Radio
"A rapid energy transition could leave lower-income customers with higher gas bills, raising questions about the economic fairness of shifting homes away from fossil fuels," Colorado Public Radio warns, in part citing a recent paper co-authored by...
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State inflation relief checks are not a stimulus, says Hausman

Jul 6, 2022 NPR Marketplace
A dozen states are providing tax rebates to residents who qualify. Professor Joshua Hausman told NPR Marketplace they are designed to help people deal with rising prices, not stimulate the economy. “This is not a good idea if you care about...
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Ali on latest shootings: We can do better

Jul 6, 2022
The July 4th shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, has joined a list of seemingly more frequent mass shootings in America. Commenting to WXYZ TV in Detroit, Ford School professor of practice Javed Ali commented, "Every time one of these happens, it...