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Gas tax break may not reduce prices - Stevenson

Jun 26, 2022 The New York Times
As the Biden administration considers a holiday on the federal gas tax, an opinion piece in The New York Times says the move may not actually lead to a price reduction at the pump. It states, "By the iron law of supply and demand, if the demand...
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Rabe says some environmental legislation still possible

May 11, 2022 Los Angeles Times
Though President Biden's ambitious Build Back Better plan has stalled in Congress, some elements of his environmental agenda could still pass before the midterm elections in November.   Ford School professor Barry Rabe told the Los Angeles Times...
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Wolfers and Stevenson comment on jobs and inflation

May 6, 2022
Inflation has been as high as 8.5% in recent months, and despite other positive economic factors, CNN reports that President Joe Biden may be “close to the point of no return with Americans on the economy.” Ford School economics professor Justin...
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Wolfers weighs in on Biden's approval ratings

Apr 16, 2022 Los Angeles Times
Despite low unemployment and rising wages, inflation is causing President Biden to struggle with low approval ratings. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed how he would frame the economy to raise approval...
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Rabe discusses current state of climate action

Apr 13, 2022
On the campaign trail, President Biden promised climate action. But, a few bumps in the road have delayed that action. Specifically, the Build Back Better bill, which includes provisions for action on climate policy, has been stalled. Barry Rabe, J....
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'Not a single indicator that a recession is coming' - Wolfers

Apr 13, 2022 Los Angeles Times
With inflation running high, yet unemployment low, President Biden's approval rating has sunk, signaling the economic anxiety of Americans. In light of this, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the economy and...
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Stevenson and Wolfers discuss latest jobs report

Apr 4, 2022
The labor market is still booming, according to the latest jobs report. Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson, both professors of public policy and economics, broke down what the jobs report means for Americans. "I do think it more likely that the...
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Basseches weighs in on solar industry's issue with Biden

Mar 31, 2022 Renewable Energy World
The U.S. Department of Commerce's investigation of a tariff petition has isolated the solar industry, pitting them against the Biden administration. Postdoctoral fellow Joshua Basseches broke down the situation. "Solar is no longer the experiment...
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Stevenson analyzes conflicting views of the economy

Mar 17, 2022 The New York Times
Republican governors across the country have been criticizing President Biden for his economic policies while touting their own. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, weighed in on the trend. “Basically it’s insane to say,...
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Stevenson describes Biden report, current labor market

Mar 8, 2022
A new report from the Biden administration highlights how employer practices, including collusion and constraints on competiton, are limiting workers' choices and wages. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained the cause...
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Ford School experts weigh in on Russian invasion of Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022
As the Russian military surrounded and began its assault on Ukraine, Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, and Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, lent their expertise to numerous media outlets to break down the...
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Rabe addresses Russian invasion and policy impacts

Feb 23, 2022 E&E News
How will American sanctions on Russia impact Americans? While that question is still unanswered, Barry Rabe, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, discussed the policy impacts the situation may have.  “It does raise the...
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Ali breaks down crisis in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2022 Fox 2 Detroit
Tensions are heightening between Russia and Ukraine, prompting President Biden to meet with his National Security Council to discuss the conflict. "A full-up National Security Council meeting with the President of the United States, those don’t...
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Stevenson discusses inflation and demand

Feb 13, 2022 CNN Politics
With inflation rising as the economy bounces back from the COVID-19 recession, the automobile industry is one area that has struggled due to labor and supply shortages. "The people screaming for Biden to do something do not want the Fed to raise...
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Stevenson proposes solutions for inflation

Feb 10, 2022 Yahoo! News
With Americans panicking about rising prices, Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, proposed how to slow inflation down.  "So we've got two ways to fix the problem: We can bring down demand ... or we can try to increase...
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Wolfers argues Build Back Better is not inflationary

Dec 23, 2021 CNN
When West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) announced he could not support the Biden administration's Build Back Better plan, one of the reasons he cited was the inflationary effect an injection of $2 trillion could have on the economy. Ford School...
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Build Back Better will increase inflation - Leahy

Nov 28, 2021 PolitiFact
As a debate over the impact of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill continues, John Leahy, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the economics of the bill. "Inflation is the result of too much demand chasing too little...
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Rabe reflects on progress at COP26 and Line 5 in Michigan

Nov 19, 2021
Following the conclusion of COP26, Barry Rabe reflected on the outcomes of the summit in Glasgow. “This is the 26th time that this conference of parties and processes has worked. Each time there is lots of drama, high expectations, and usually in...
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The infrastructure bill: U-M Ford school experts can discuss

Nov 15, 2021
After months of haggling and horse-trading, Congress has passed—and President Joe Biden is poised to sign—a more than $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The law will usher in long-sought investment in roads, rail, bridges, broadband, the power grid...
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Ali comments on Russian cyberattack

Oct 27, 2021
Javed Ali explained what happened in the most recent Russian cyberattack. "What Microsoft disclosed at a threat conference over the weekend is that the Russian security service, known as the FDR, which has been responsible for launching a series...
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U.S. counterterrorism efforts moving forward - Ali

Sep 21, 2021
Javed Ali, associate professor of practice and counterterrorism expert, provided counterterrorism insights in a number of news outlets this week. "9/11 was such a profoundly important moment, not only in US history, but I would argue in...
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Vaccine mandate good for business, says Wolfers

Sep 17, 2021 NBC News
Some of America's top business executives met with President Biden on Wednesday to discuss the new vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, explained why executive support for the...
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Hanson describes U.S. politics around Afghanistan

Aug 31, 2021 KSU Sentinel
After the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, some Republicans have attacked President Joe Biden for his actions. Jonathan Hanson, lecturer in statistics for public policy, breaks down the political rhetoric. "There is political cynicism on...
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Ciorciari on what happens next with Afghan troops

Aug 20, 2021 CNBC
John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy and director of the Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center, spoke to CNBC about Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban after President Biden withdrew the U.S. military from the...