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Stevenson contextualizes women returning to labor force

Sep 29, 2022 NPR
Two and a half years later, women are returning to work at pre-pandemic levels. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, commented on what that means for the economy. "Women had a very tough road to haul with kids working from...
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El-Sayed comments on colonialism, the pandemic, health equity

Sep 28, 2022
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, often puts his expertise to use by providing analysis to media outlets and crafting his own articles to comment on current events. Here is a compilation of his work from the month of...
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El-Sayed comments on climate, elections and democracy

Sep 4, 2022
Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, has been sought out by the media to discuss a plethora of issues, from climate policy to the upcoming midterm elections. Additionally, El-Sayed regularly contributes to political discourse...
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El-Sayed comments on new COVID variants

Jul 18, 2022 What a Day
As cases of COVID continue to increase with the new Omicron sub-variant called BA.5, Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Abdul El-Sayed told the "What a Day" podcast that public health officials are worried about a potential...
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DMACS: Detroiters' financial recovery from COVID mixed

May 29, 2022 Axios Detroit
The economic recovery form the COVID-19 recession has been mixed for residents of Detroit, Axios reports, based on a recent Detroit Metro Area Communities Study survey. Axios quoted Lydia Wileden, a research associate who co-wrote the report, who...
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Wolfers notes ambiguity in current strength of the economy

Apr 29, 2022 Bloomberg
Bloomberg reports that the Covid-19 pandemic, now in its third year, has turned into a catalyst for lasting economic change, which will outlast the disease. Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers notes that on the one hand the economy has...
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Shaefer reflects on end of expanded Child Tax Credit

Apr 22, 2022 The Philadelphia Inquirer
The expanded Child Tax Credit was wildly successful in providing Americans relief. But, its abrupt end could reverse that, according to Luke Shaefer, inaugural director of Poverty Solutions. "This has been a success story for middle-class...
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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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'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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Farley breaks down population trends following pandemic

Mar 25, 2022 News Nation
The COVID-19 pandemic made big cities less attractive, with no events to attend or restaurants to sample. Reynolds Farley, a research scientist at the Population Studies Center, discussed the trend. “Cities growing and declining, that’s strongly...
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Stange comments on decreased enrollment rates

Mar 14, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Public school districts saw a drop in enrollment during the pandemic, with parents moving their students to private schools with COVID-19 rules parents were happier with. Enrollment rates are staying steady, a sign that those parents have decided to...
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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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Stevenson testifies on the need for more affordable childcare

Mar 2, 2022
Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, in a hearing  about "how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the already struggling child care sector, and the resulting...
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Johnson's study helps analyze thriving economy

Feb 23, 2022
A recent Washington Post article used a paper co-authored by David Johnson, director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and Ford School professor by courtesy, to analyze American bank accounts.  "People were much slower to spend their...
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Stevenson discusses importance of paid family leave

Feb 23, 2022
In the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents found themselves at home watching their children, rather than working, due to daycare closures. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained how child care closures...
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Jacob discusses chronic absenteeism fueled by pandemic

Feb 20, 2022 The Columbus Dispatch
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the nation are struggling with rising absenteeism rates. Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, weighed in on the issue.  "There was a once-in-a-century global public...
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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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Ali comments on Ambassador Bridge blockade

Feb 11, 2022 MSN
A group of truck drivers protesting the Canadian border vaccine mandate has blocked the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit to Windsor. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the issue.  "I figured that if someone blocked...