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Brian A. Jacob

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Education
Jacob is co-director of the Youth Policy Lab. His primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Jacob's current research focuses on urban school reform, with a particular emphasis on standards and accountability initiatives.
PUBPOL 632

PUBPOL 632: Practicum in Education Policy

Brian Jacob
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Fall 2007
8:15-8:15 pm EST
The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to get their hands dirty with actual policy work, both as a way to utilize some of the skills they have learned in their other courses as well as to help them learn about many of the
PUBPOL 632

PUBPOL 632: Policy Analysis Practicum

Brian Jacob
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Fall 2009
8:15-8:15 pm EST
The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to get their "hands dirty" with actual policy work, both as a way to utilize some of the skills they have learned in their other courses as well as to help them learn about many of th
PUBPOL 631

PUBPOL 631: Economics of Education

Brian Jacob
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Winter 2007
8:15-8:15 pm EST
This course examines a number of popular approaches to education reform, using an economic lens to understand the theoretical rationale and potential impact of each.
PUBPOL 578

PUBPOL 578: Applied Policy Seminar

Brian Jacob
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Winter 2008
8:15-8:15 pm EST

The Applied Policy Seminar (APS) (now called Strategic Public Policy Consulting or SPPC) is an opportunity for students to do public sector consulting work for state and local governments and community development organizations in Ann Arbor, Detro

PUBPOL 631

PUBPOL 631: Economics of Education

Brian Jacob
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Winter 2010
8:15-8:15 pm EST
This course examines a number of popular approaches to education reform, using an economic lens to understand the theoretical rationale and potential impact of each.
PUBPOL 632

PUBPOL 632: Practicum in Education Policy

Brian Jacob
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Winter 2007
8:15-8:15 pm EST
The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to get their hands dirty with actual policy work, both as a way to utilize some of the skills they have learned in their other courses as well as to help them learn about many of the
PUBPOL 631

PUBPOL 631: Economics of Education

Brian Jacob
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Winter 2008
8:15-8:15 pm EST
This course examines a number of popular approaches to education reform, using an economic lens to understand the theoretical rationale and potential impact of each.
PUBPOL 631

PUBPOL 631: Economics of Education

Brian Jacob
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Winter 2006
8:15-8:15 pm EST
This course examines a number of popular approaches to education reform, using an economic lens to understand the theoretical rationale and potential impact of each.
PUBPOL 632

PUBPOL 632: Policy Analysis Practicum

Brian Jacob
/
Winter 2008
8:15-8:15 pm EST
The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to get their "hands dirty" with actual policy work, both as a way to utilize some of the skills they have learned in their other courses as well as to help them learn about many of th
PUBPOL 632

PUBPOL 632: Practicum in Education Policy

Brian Jacob
/
Winter 2006
8:15-8:15 pm EST
The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to get their hands dirty with actual policy work, both as a way to utilize some of the skills they have learned in their other courses as well as to help them learn about many of the
PUBPOL 631

PUBPOL 631: Economics of Education

Brian Jacob
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Winter 2014
8:15-8:15 pm EST
This course examines a number of popular approaches to education reform, using an economic lens to understand the theoretical rationale and potential impact of each.
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Dec 9, 2020
Javed Ali organized a panel for New America on domestic terrorism. His new podcast, The Burn Bag, produced with two Ford School alumni, A'ndre Gonawela (BA ‘19) and Ryan Rosenthal (BA ‘19), has featured U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, General David...
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Michigan Education Data Center an invaluable tool for research

Dec 1, 2020
Does waiting a year to start kindergarten lead to better academic outcomes? How does participation in summer youth employment impact high school graduation and college enrollment? What career pathways are students pursuing? Researchers from...
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Toward a brighter future

May 22, 2020
New gift from Joan and Sanford Weill supports education and employment initiatives By David Pratt Longtime friends of the Ford School Joan and Sanford Weill have made a generous new investment in the school's work with a gift of $5...