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Research, learning, and impact The Ford School is home to or co-sponsor of a growing number of active, multi-disciplinary research centers and initiatives leveraging the knowledge and expertise across the University of Michigan. They serve as a...
In the Media

Baer considers long-term challenges for downtown businesses

Sep 14, 2021 AP News
According to Christie Baer, assistant executive director for the University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law and Policy, downtown businesses face a big decision as the pandemic continues. "Businesses that thought that they just had to weather...
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Ford School research center websites get a fresh new look

Aug 27, 2021
Seven of the Ford School’s dynamic research centers have launched new websites. Building on the Ford School’s own modern web design and technical capabilities, the new websites convey the energy and innovation of each center. Participating research...
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Applying academic skills to real-world business challenges

Jun 29, 2021
Small businesses in Detroit, as across the country, have had to make major adjustments to survive the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn. A cadre of students from U-M have been able to work with many of these businesses through an internship...
In the Media

Harris analyses digital dollars

May 23, 2021 St Louis Post-Dispatch
With technology becoming more and more prevalent in our daily lives, the Federal Reserve has started researching the potential of digital dollars. Adrienne Harris, professor of practice at the Ford School, gave some insight on how different...
In the Media

Women looking for jobs may have trouble, says Stevenson

Apr 20, 2021 NPR Marketplace
Professor Betsey Stevenson commented that the industries where many women work—like hospitality, for example—have been most impacted by the pandemic: "The businesses might have shut down. The entire industry or sector may have...
In the Media

Harris discusses financial inclusion and earned wage access

Mar 22, 2021 Future of Pay Podcast
Adrienne Harris sits down with the  Future of Pay podcast to discuss ways to increase financial inclusion, earned wage access, and the fixed pay cycle. "The fact that people get paid every two weeks or every month is really born of an arcane system...
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Harris joins Ford School colleagues on Biden-Harris transition

Nov 20, 2020
Ford School professor of practice and Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Adrienne Harris has been named to a Biden-Harris transition Agency Review Team, focusing on the Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators group includes the...
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Barr and Harris call for more inclusive payments systems

Oct 26, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael Barr and professor of practice Adrienne Harris say the technologies  of the “payments revolution,” which enable people to make payments and access bank accounts more easily, can also lead to greater financial...

Toward a more fair and inclusive financial system

May 22, 2020
New FinTech collaborations boost Ford School’s financial policy offerings The Ford School is expanding its offerings of financial policy courses with FinTech (financial technology) Policy and FinTech Entrepreneurship classes. Taught by professor...
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches

Board dynamics over the startup life cycle

Jan 13, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Professor Nadya Malenko discusses her research regarding venture capital backed firms, which face neither the regulatory requirements nor a major separation of ownership and control of their public peers.
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Terri Friedline: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System

Oct 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
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.
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