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John D. Ciorciari

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Ciorciari is an associate professor of public policy and director of the Ford School's Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center. His research focuses on international law and politics in the Global South.
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Susan M. Collins

Provost; Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics
Collins is Provost of the University of Michigan. She is also the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, professor of economics, and former dean of the Ford School (2007-17). She is an international economist whose research interests center on understanding and fostering economic growth in industrial, emerging market, and developing countries.
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Yazier Henry

Lecturer in Public Policy
Henry has written and published on the political economy of social voice, memory, trauma, identity, peace processes, Truth Commissions, international transitional justice and international humanitarian law. His research and writing projects focus on how structural and administrative violence come to be institutionalized during post-colonial transitions. His current work is on the discourse of human rights, structural violence and the politics of official voice.
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Valenta Kabo

Lecturer III
Valenta Kabo is a lecturer at the Ford School. Her fields of interest are comparative law, law and economics, and property rights and development. She earned her PhD in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan. She also has…
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Susan E. Waltz

Professor of Public Policy
Waltz specializes in human rights and international affairs, with a focus on arms transfer policy and regional expertise on North Africa. She also maintains the website Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards, hosted by U-M. For some 15 years she was involved in international efforts to promote an international Arms Trade Treaty and has more recently focused on U.S. firearms export regulations.
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Dean Yang

Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Research Professor, Populations Studies Center
Yang's research is on the economic problems of developing countries. His specific areas of interest include: international migration, microfinance, health, corruption, political economy, and the economics of disasters. He teaches a Ford School course on the economics of developing countries, as well as a PhD course in development economics.
PhD Students

James Allen IV

James Allen is a PhD candidate in Public Policy & Economics at the University of Michigan with interests in development economics in Sub-Saharan Africa relating to education, health, and natural disasters. He served in the Peace Corps in Mali…
PhD Students

Chiara Ferrero

Chiara graduated with honors from the MSc program in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy where she had previously earned her BSc in Economics and Social Sciences. Her most recent research experience includes positions…
PUBPOL 534

PUBPOL 534: Economics of Developing Countries

Dean Yang
Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2020
1:00-2:20 pm EST

This course surveys what we do and don't know about economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries. We begin by discussing alternative perspectives on the goals of development.

PUBPOL 534

PUBPOL 534: Economics of Developing Countries

Dean Yang
Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2019
2:30-3:50 pm EST

This course surveys what we do and don't know about economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries. We begin by discussing alternative perspectives on the goals of development.

PUBPOL 716

PUBPOL 716.001: Introduction to Chinese Policy

Ann Lin
Friday
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Winter 2018
2:30-5:30 pm EST

This first portion of the course, held in Ann Arbor, will introduce students to China and its policy
and economic environments. Drawing on the expertise of Ford School faculty and outside guests,

PUBPOL 750

PUBPOL 750.509: Topics: Economic Development in the Persian Gulf

Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2017
4:00-5:30 pm EST
 

The Persian Gulf is characterized by countries whose economies are built around a valuable natural resource, oil.  In political science and internati

PUBPOL 716

PUBPOL 716.001: Introduction to Chinese Policy

Ann Lin
Friday
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Winter 2017
2:30-5:30 pm EST

This first portion of the course, held in Ann Arbor, will introduce students to China and its policy and economic environments. Drawing on the expertise of Ford School faculty and outside guests, each class will focus on a different policy area.

PUBPOL 716

PUBPOL 716.001: Introduction to Chinese Policy

Ann Lin
Friday
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Winter 2016
2:30-5:30 pm EST

This first portion of the course, held in Ann Arbor, will introduce students to China and its policy
and economic environments. Drawing on the expertise of Ford School faculty and outside guests,

PUBPOL 534

PUBPOL 534.001: Economics of Developing Countries

Dean Yang
Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2015
10:00-11:30 am EST

This course surveys what we do and don't know about economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries. We begin by discussing alternative perspectives on the goals of development.

PubPol 716.002

PubPol 716.002: Introduction to Chinese Policy Tour

Ann Lin
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Winter 2013
9:49-9:49 pm EST
In the second portion of the course, Ford School students will travel to Beijing, China for 12 days to learn more about China through meetings with business and government leaders, sessions with Renmin faculty, and exploration of Chinese cultural op