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Dominguez on economic fallout from COVID-19 pandemic

Aug 12, 2020
The economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has been dramatic and wide ranging, affecting millions of Americans and their employment, incomes, health care, and access to education, while exposing significant inequality in all of those...
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Barr seeks financial inclusion for underserved communities

Aug 12, 2020
Throughout his career in academia and in government, Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr has sought ways to help low-income people get better access to the financial system, and to change the financial system to work better for low-income...
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Meet our new faculty: Ben Green

Aug 10, 2020
Ben Green was selected as one of six University of Michigan Society of Fellows for a three-year appointment. He will be an assistant professor at the Ford School working on a book project and teaching students. His research focuses on the social and...
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Goldenberg calls for advanced handling of absentee ballots

Aug 6, 2020
The August 4 primary election in Michigan saw a record 1.4 million absentee ballots, according to Mlive. Two million ballot requests had been processed in 2020, compared to only 500-thousand in 2016. 6,500 poll workers were recruited for the vote...
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Meet our new faculty: Charlotte Cavaillé

Aug 5, 2020
Charlotte Cavaillé is an assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School, who is arriving at the Ford School after a year as a visiting fellow at Princeton University's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. She comes to the Ford...
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Did the U.S. economy shrink by 32.9 percent?

Aug 4, 2020
The devastating GDP numbers announced at the end of July—a decline of 9-and-a-half percent—are the worst in American history, according to Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers. The way the numbers are reported, that at an annualized rate...
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Goldenberg urges students to vote

Aug 4, 2020
In advance of Michigan’s August 4 primary election, the University of Michigan’s nonpartisan group Turn Up Turnout  (TUT)  continued to encourage students to vote. Ford School professor Edie Goldenberg, who was instrumental in starting TUT, spoke...
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Dynarski: “The U.S. is reopening many of the wrong schools”

Aug 4, 2020
Ford School professor Sue Dynarski writes in a column for The New York Times that with coronavirus cases spiking in dozens of states, the prospect of anything resembling a normal school year is fading fast. Schools can’t safely reopen if infections...
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Grade inflation can cause real harm according to Courant

Aug 4, 2020
"Everybody's grades are getting better every year," according to Paul Courant, Ford School professor. "When I went to college, a B+ average was considered to be quite good. Now in many places, it's not seen that way." Grade inflation prevents a...

Shortage of coins affects lower-income consumers - Harris

Jul 30, 2020
An article in the Los Angeles Times on July 30, states that "the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a coin shortage, and it’s hitting small-business owners, big retailers and everyday shoppers — especially those who don’t have credit or debit cards — in...
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Brandy Johnson (MPP ‘09) makes college accessible in Michigan

Jul 29, 2020
Increasing college access has been a top priority for Brandy Johnson (MPP '09). What started as a $2 million grant application Johnson was asked to write during her Ford School internship with Governor Granholm evolved into the highly successful...