This annual forum brings together Ford School economists for a discussion of the current state of the U.S. economy. From inflation to the labor market, faculty experts reflect on the most crucial issues facing the American economy, and the top-of-mind issues for its citizens.
The final event in our COVID-19 reflections series will feature Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer at CVS Health and former Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan, in conversation with Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the Director of the Center for Racial Justice.
The second event in our COVID-19 reflections series will feature Dr. Cameron Webb, senior policy advisor for COVID-19 Equity on the White House COVID-19 Response Team, in conversation with Dr. Luke Shaefer, the director of Poverty Solutions.
Dr. William Lopez, Kat Stafford, and Charles E. Williams II with moderator Dr. Mara Ostfeld will discuss the local impact of safety nets on communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening Remarks by Provost Susan M. Collins.
Warm up with some hot cocoa and community as Dean Michael Barr, Associate Dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes, and Associate Dean Luke Shaefer host a casual conversation for Ford School students, staff, and faculty.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School,
Conversations Across Differences
Inflation and labor market fluctuations are threatening the fragile economic recovery. Increasingly, Americans are worried about their financial future. Join Ford School economists for a discussion of these crucial issues.
Three faculty members who have been recognized with one of the University of Michigan’s highest honors—including the Ford School's Earl Lewis and John Ayanian—will discuss their professional and scholarly experiences.
Terri Friedline will discuss her book, Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System, which takes a critical look at advancements in financial technology (“fintech”) in the banking and financial industries.
Carolyn Barnes will discuss her book, “State of Empowerment: Low-income Families and the New Welfare State,” exploring how government-funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens.
Join Reuben J. Miller as he examines the afterlife of mass incarceration, attending to how U.S. criminal justice policy has changed the social life of the city and altered the contours of American democracy one family at a time.
Join professor Frederick Wherry in this discussion about how dignity and respect affect consumers' engagements with and responses to debt. Wherry will share about his work to understand and empower the linkages between lending and human values.
Two elected leaders and a roundtable of U-M researchers will convene to mark the 50th anniversary of the legislation that created the Medicare system and the 80th anniversary of Social Security's creation.