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Stevenson's insight on the "shecession" highlighted

Dec 10, 2020 PBS NewsHour
"We lost jobs in retail, and leisure and hospitality, and health care services. And those are all jobs where women hold the majority of the jobs, and they actually got the majority of the layoffs," Stevenson says. "I think it's amplifying the...
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Michigan Votes - Ford School faculty experts available

Oct 29, 2020
Contact: Daniel Rivkin, rivkind@umich.edu, +1-917-817-6323 Michigan Votes! ANN ARBOR — Experts at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the election process and results in Michigan...
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Stevenson: Women's employment has fallen off a pandemic cliff

Sep 15, 2020 NPR Here and Now
“We had what you might even call a gendered shutdown. The kinds of industries that had to send people home, that shut down, disproportionately employed women," said Stevenson. "How long it takes women to recover is going to depend on the [childcare]...
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Stevenson and Wolfers: "Think Like an Economist"

Aug 21, 2020
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have launched a new podcast, called "Think Like an Economist." In a series of tweets on August 19, @JustinWolfers explained:   We’re calling it Think Like an Economist because we want to teach you to,...

Joint-PhD Paul Atwell receives first Eckstein Prize

May 2, 2019
Paul Atwell, a joint-PhD student in public policy and political science, along with his microeconomist co-authors Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes from the University of Navarra in Spain, are the inaugural winners of the Eckstein Prize for...

New research unearths the discrepancies of higher ed costs

Dec 6, 2018
Not all degrees are of equal cost in the world of higher education. That is what Kevin Stange’s, assistant professor at the Ford School, new research paper reveals, as reported in Inside Higher Ed. “Why Teaching Engineering Costs More Than Teaching...

Mainstream economists express skepticism about Piketty

Oct 17, 2014
Following a University of Chicago Economic Experts panel on the work of Thomas Piketty, Justin Wolfers pens New York Times Upshot column, “Fellow Economists Express Skepticism about Thomas Piketty.”“There’s no doubt that Thomas Piketty has...

Justin Wolfers featured in Aussie Financial Review

May 29, 2014
"The path from gambling at a Sydney racetrack to sparring with the world's intellectual elite led Justin Wolfers to become one of Australia's more unorthodox and influential academic exports," writes Washington Correspondent John Kehoe in an...

Economics and Democracy with Professor Justin Wolfers

Nov 16, 2020 0:12:35

Professor Justin Wolfer, a professor of Economics in the U-M Ford School of Public Policy, joins Professor Angela Dillard, PhD, a professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, in a discussio

Economic Textbooks Show a World with Few Women

Feb 5, 2018 0:01:05

Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Ford School, talks about a new study that examines gender bias in introductory economics textbooks.

Justin Wolfers: Teaching Useful Economics, Part 1

Nov 12, 2015 0:12:53

“Teaching useful economics is about demonstrating to our students that they can mobilize the key principles that animate economic reasoning to make better decisions in their personal and professional lives.”

Justin Wolfers: Teaching Useful Economics, Part 2

Nov 12, 2015 0:12:21

“Teaching useful economics is about demonstrating to our students that they can mobilize the key principles that animate economic reasoning to make better decisions in their personal and professional lives.”

Marina v.N. Whitman: Stimulus Plan Challenges

Oct 1, 2009 0:02:13

Marina v.N. Whitman discusses how policymakers could face long-term challenges with the country's financial stability as the new stimulus plan provides short-term solutions to the economic collapse. February, 2009.