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Stevenson analyzes September job report

Oct 10, 2022 DBusiness
Betsey Stevenson, DBusiness: "The job growth in September came largely from industries that drove pre-pandemic job growth, but have struggled in the wake of the...
News

Diversity, equity, and inclusion fall 2022 update

Oct 10, 2022
Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, DEI Officer Stephanie Sanders, and Associate DEI Officer Dominique Adams-Santos provide an update on how the Ford School is examining, learning, and connecting with our community to further Diversity, Equity, and...
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Wolfers says Fed is on track to a 'soft landing'

Oct 8, 2022 CNN News Source
As economic worries continue, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, provided his expert opinion on inflation and the economy. “The thing that’s hurting people of course is inflation," he said. “This has been a key goal of the...
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Stevenson predicts what a no-COVID economy would look like

Oct 7, 2022 NPR Marketplace
What would the economy look like if the COVID-19 pandemic didn't happen? Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, weighed in on the question. "We would have had 5 million more jobs, not 500,000 more jobs," Stevenson said. "A...
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Ali dismisses Putin's nuclear threats

Oct 7, 2022 Newsweek
With Ukraine making impressive advances on the battlefield, Putin has found himself backed into a corner. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, believes Putin's recent threats are just threats. "Even a single use of a tactical nuclear...
Publication

The fractured superpower: Federalism and foreign policy

Oct 7, 2022
Though federalism is typically viewed in a domestic context, political scientist Jenna Bednar explores the balance of state and federal power and how it shapes U.S. foreign policy in Foreign Affairs. Bednar and co-author Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar,...
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Ali on Ukraine's use of U.S. weapons

Oct 6, 2022 Newsweek
Using the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) sent by the U.S., Ukraine has made impressive gains in the war against Russia. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, comments to Newsweek about their use and impact in the...
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U-M online course explores the future of mobility

Oct 4, 2022
How can rapidly evolving technology and public policy help make transportation safer, cleaner, and more equitable? In a new, six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled People, Technology & Future of Mobility, participants will learn about...
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Erb-Downward weighs in on student homelessness and school discipline

Oct 3, 2022 The New York Times
Evidence shows that students experiencing homelessness get disciplined at higher rates than students who were not. Jennifer Erb-Downward, senior research associate at Poverty Solutions, believes schools should take housing status into consideration...
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Shaefer on why federal spending for children should continue

Oct 3, 2022 The New York Times
Associate Dean and Kohn Professor Luke Shaefer spoke to The New York Times about the positive impact of increased spending on children during the pandemic. “In my career, I’ve never seen anything so dramatic as the shift in resources to families...
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Stevenson provides insight on rising inflation

Oct 3, 2022
As Americans continue to worry about inflation, Professor Betsey Stevenson appeared on NPR and in The New York Times this week. Gen Z is feeling the impacts of high inflation extra hard, NPR, October 1, 2022 "Inflation has been pretty darn...
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Putin may be on his last legs, says Biegun

Oct 3, 2022 The Detroit News
In an op-ed for The Detroit News, Weiser International Policymaker in Residence Stephen Biegun argues that faced with unprecedented criticism, Putin will fall if Russia is defeated in Ukraine. "While the discontent in Russia is a consequence of...
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Bednar discusses Trump's rally in Michigan

Oct 1, 2022 The Hill
Former President Donald Trump made a stop in Michigan last Saturday to support gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon. But, Jenna Bednar, professor of public policy and political science, says his rally could end up hurting Republicans in the...
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Brave NoiseCat provides insight into U.S. tribal system

Sep 30, 2022 The Robesonian
Julian Brave NoiseCat, The Robesonian: "Because in the strange racial politics of the United States, the Lumbee htave to dance hard. The tribe has been seeking federal recognition through various means since 1888, when they first petitioned the...
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Bednar emphasizes role of abortion rights in MI gubernatorial race

Sep 29, 2022 NPR: The Takeaway
The national spotlight is on Michigan's gubernatorial election, which will effectively decide the future of reproductive rights in the state. Jenna Bednar, professor of public policy and political science, discussed how both parties are...
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Stevenson contextualizes women returning to labor force

Sep 29, 2022 NPR
Two and a half years later, women are returning to work at pre-pandemic levels. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, commented on what that means for the economy. "Women had a very tough road to haul with kids working from...
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Students simulate negotiations in the Arctic Circle

Sep 27, 2022
Geopolitical tensions are rising in the Arctic Circle, with disputes over territory and resources, environmental issues, and Indigenous People's way of life. In early September, nearly 30 undergraduate and graduate students from across the...
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Hills on Trump's involvement in primary elections

Sep 26, 2022 USA Today
Former President Donald Trump played a key role in deciding primary races across the country. Rusty Hills, lecturer in public policy, says there’s nothing unusual about presidents getting involved in elections, but they usually do so on behalf of...
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Hanson describes Supreme Court as 'minority rule'

Sep 26, 2022 Michigan Advance
The Supreme Court of the United States has been under fire lately for many of its recent decisions, including the one that overturned Roe v. Wade. Jonathan Hanson, political scientist and lecturer in statistics, broke down what these decisions mean...
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Stevenson puts corporate layoffs in perspective

Sep 25, 2022 NPR Marketplace
As sales lag, more corporations are laying off workers, and raising fears of a recession. Though the July Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed losses of 1.4 million jobs, the average is usually 2 million.  Ford School Professor Betsey...