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Emeritus faculty

Robert Axelrod

William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Robert Axelrod is the William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, having held appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science. His areas of…
Emeritus faculty

Marina v. Whitman

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Business Administration
Marina v.N. Whitman is professor emerita of business administration and public policy. From 1979 until 1992 she was an officer of the General Motors Corporation, first as vice president and chief economist and later as vice president and group…
Visiting faculty

Javed Ali

Towsley Policymaker in Residence
Ali is a former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, with over 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in Washington, D.C. He served in the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he also held senior positions on joint duty assignments at the National Intelligence Council, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the National Security Council.
Core faculty

John D. Ciorciari

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, International Policy 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.
Core faculty

Susan M. Collins

Edward M Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, and Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
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.
Core faculty

Alan V. Deardorff

John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics; Professor of Public Policy
Deardorff’s research focuses on international trade. With Bob Stern, he developed the Michigan Model of World Production and Trade, which has been used to estimate the effects of trade agreements. He is also doing theoretical work in international trade and trade policy. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, State, and Treasury and to international organizations including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Bank.
Core faculty

Kathryn M. Dominguez

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics
Dominguez researches topics in international financial markets and macroeconomics. She has written widely on foreign exchange rate behavior and is the author of two textbooks on exchange rates. A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research,she is also a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers at the Congressional Budget Office, the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board, and the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Core faculty

Joshua Hausman

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Associate Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Hausman’s research interests are in economic history and macroeconomics with a focus on the U.S. economy in the 1930s and the Japanese economy today. He is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Core faculty

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.
Core faculty

Melvyn Levitsky

Professor of International Policy and Practice
Levitsky serves as senior associate of the school's International Policy Center, and senior advisor to the Weiser Diplomacy Center. During his 35-year career as a U.S. diplomat, Levitsky was ambassador to Brazil from 1994-98 and held such senior positions as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters, ambassador to Bulgaria, deputy director of the Voice of America, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights.
Core faculty

Eduardo Montero

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Montero's interests are in development economics, political economy, and economic history, and his research centers on how variation in institutional arrangements, such as property rights regimes, affect development in Central America and Central Africa.
Core faculty

Shobita Parthasarathy

Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program.
Parthasarathy's research focuses on the comparative and international politics and policy related to science and technology. She is interested in how to develop innovation, and innovation policy, to better achieve public interest and social justice goals. Much of her previous work has focused on the governance of emerging science and technology, particularly those that have uncertain environmental, social, ethical, political, and health implications.
Core faculty

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.
Core faculty

Alton Worthington

Lecturer in Public Policy
Alton Worthington is a lecturer in public policy at the Ford School, where he teaches on statistical computing and data visualization. His core research is on topics of international political economy, with a focus on the intersection of global…
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

Paul Atwell

My research and interests center on social network structure and social network change as both a function and cause of political change. I study associated collective behaviors such as voting behavior and clientelism primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.…
PhD Students

Alison Beatty

Alison Beatty graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2012 with a B.S. in International Political Economy. Her research interests revolve around interstate competition for foreign direct investment and the developing role of U.S. states…
PhD Students

Billy Huang

Billy Huang is a joint doctoral student in economics and public policy at the University of Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and philosophy from Duke University and a master's degree in economics from the University of…
PhD Students

Jieun Lee

Jieun is interested in the political economy of trade policies in both the domestic and international arena. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea, Korea Institute of Public Finance, and the Korea…
PhD Students

Eitan Paul

Eitan Paul is a joint PhD candidate in Public Policy and Political Science. He studies the effects of civil society and social accountability initiatives on the quality of democratic representation and the distribution of public goods in Southeast…
PUBPOL 716

PUBPOL 716: Introduction to Chinese Policy

Ann Lin
Wednesday
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Winter 2020
4:00-6:50 pm EDT

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.