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In the Media

Psaki mentions Wolfers in press briefing

Sep 29, 2021 The White House
In a recent press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki quoted Justin Wolfers, in regards to the Biden administration's recent vaccine and testing mandate for companies. "Viewing Biden’s vaccine mandate as simply economic policy, it’s...
In the Media

Stevenson tackles history of tax cuts

Jun 28, 2021 Rear Vision
The ongoing American debate about tax cuts for the rich has been raging since the 1980's. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, explained where the idea of supply-side, or "trickle-down" economics originated. "This was an...

Ford School economists comment on Federal response to COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020
A historic $2 trillion relief package has just been approved by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent economic crisis. Professors Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have weighed in on the relief package and the economic...

Shaefer discusses jump in joblessness that strains safety nets

Mar 27, 2020
With widespread shutdowns of businesses across the country due to COVID-19, states have seen a dramatic rise in the number of unemployed and those seeking unemployment benefits. This week, unemployment claims jumped 2000% in Michigan, putting the...
Conversations Across Differences, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Maya MacGuineas and Lawrence H. Summers: Is the federal deficit unsustainable?

Oct 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Lawrence H. Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, on whether the growing federal deficit is sustainable for the United States economy.
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Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS)

Poor Little Rich Kids? The Determinants of the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth

Apr 11, 2018, 8:30-10:00 am EDT
Weill Hall, Room 3240
Wealth is highly correlated between parents and their children; however, little is known about the extent to which these relationships are genetic or determined by environmental factors. We use administrative data on the net wealth of a large sample of Swedish adoptees merged with similar information for their biological and adoptive parents.
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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Detroit's fiscal issues - now, and into the future

Oct 31, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
Carol O'Cleireacain became Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy, Planning & Strategy in October 2014. She is a nationally recognized expert on fiscally troubled states and local governments.
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