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State & Hill

Discourse: Fordies in the news, fall 2023

Dec 12, 2023
“Rather than a single terrorist attack, this was a complex operation that involved commando teams and rocket attacks against multiple targets. The fact that Israel appears to have lacked advance warning is surprising, given Israel’s excellence in...
State & Hill

Soundbites: Policy Talks @ the Ford School - fall 2023

Dec 10, 2023
“I believe that the NATO alliance serves [U.S.] interests because it spreads the burden of collective security across many member states and doesn’t just put the burden on the United States. I also believe firmly about the importance of U.S....
News

Wolfers insights on U.S. economic performance

Sep 7, 2023
Over this past summer, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics at the Ford School, was widely interviewed on the state of the economy and the American public's reactions to its performance.  Here are highlights from his media...
News

Ford School welcomes Justin Holz as faculty

Aug 18, 2023
Economist Justin Holz joins the Ford School as an assistant professor. Holz’s current research explores how economic policies affect racial disparities, how to increase tax compliance in large businesses, and police misconduct. "I am excited to...
State & Hill

Faculty News, spring 2023

May 3, 2023
Dominique Adams-Santos, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, and PhD candidate Kayonne Christy contributed a chapter, "Narratives in Context: Locating Racism and Sexism in Black Women's Health Experiences," to The Routledge Companion to...
News

U-M Professor Amanda Kowalski Receives Econometrics Award

Apr 27, 2023
Health economist Amanda Kowalski, a professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan and a faculty associate of the Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research, received the...
News

Ford School joins Spelman College Research Day, lends support

Apr 25, 2023
In a return to her alma mater, Ford School interim dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes visited Spelman College to elevate the visibility of the Ford School at the nation’s top-ranked Historically Black College  and to strengthen the relationship between the...
In the Media

Stevenson analyzes inflationary pressure

Feb 11, 2023 The New Yorker
Betsey Stevenson, The New Yorker: "People always hate inflation. Even when inflation was at historic lows, survey data showed that eighty-three percent of Americans thought inflation was a problem. The President has very few levers. And, in this...
In the Media

Wolfers celebrates low unemployment rate

Feb 10, 2023 NPR
Justin Wolfers, NPR: "We're celebrating unemployment being at a 50-year low. This is only three years after the scariest economic moment of my lifetime. If you had said in three short years we'll yield an unemployment rate that earlier generations...
News

Stevenson breaks down latest jobs report data

Dec 5, 2022
In addition to providing BLS Monthly Jobs Report Rapid Insights, Betsey Stevenson, professor of economics and public policy, has lent her expertise to numerous media outlets to break down the latest jobs report. Here's what she had to say about the...
News

Weiser Diplomacy Center announces new diplomacy fellows

Nov 3, 2022
The Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) is excited to announce four impressive recipients of the 2022 WDC fellowship.  The four 2022 fellows, Jacob Gillis (MPP ’24), Gerardo A. Méndez Gutiérrez (MPP ’24), Gabriel Sylvan (MPP ’24), and Oieshi Saha (MPP...
In the Media

Wolfers weighs in on MeToo movement in economics

Oct 28, 2022 The Chronicle of Higher Education
Justin Wolfers, The Chronicle of Higher Education: Justin Wolfers, a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor who has written about gender issues in the field for The New York Times, said the conversation...
In the Media

Wolfers says Fed is on track to a 'soft landing'

Oct 8, 2022 CNN News Source
As economic worries continue, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, provided his expert opinion on inflation and the economy. “The thing that’s hurting people of course is inflation," he said. “This has been a key goal of the...
News

Stevenson provides insight on rising inflation

Oct 3, 2022
As Americans continue to worry about inflation, Professor Betsey Stevenson appeared on NPR and in The New York Times this week. Gen Z is feeling the impacts of high inflation extra hard, NPR, October 1, 2022 "Inflation has been pretty darn...
In the Media

Stevenson puts corporate layoffs in perspective

Sep 25, 2022 NPR Marketplace
As sales lag, more corporations are laying off workers, and raising fears of a recession. Though the July Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed losses of 1.4 million jobs, the average is usually 2 million.  Ford School Professor Betsey...
News

Wolfers provides expertise on current state of economy

Sep 9, 2022
Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, has made numerous appearances in the media recently, providing his expertise on the current state of our economy. Here is a compilation of his recent contributions: 'Both a warning and a...
In the Media

'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...
News

Stevenson and Wolfers discuss latest jobs report

Apr 4, 2022
The labor market is still booming, according to the latest jobs report. Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson, both professors of public policy and economics, broke down what the jobs report means for Americans. "I do think it more likely that the...
News

Stevenson discusses gender dynamics in the labor market

Mar 29, 2022
Men and women experience the labor market very differently. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, who studies those differences notes that women's roles as caregivers, and a lack of affordable childcare or paid leave, are major...
News

Wolfers weighs in on war in Ukraine and inflation

Mar 14, 2022
Inflation continues to dominate headlines as Americans worry about rising prices everywhere from housing to the gas pump. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, provided some insight into the state of the economy. "There’s no...
In the Media

Wolfers warns against suspending the gas tax

Mar 6, 2022 The Economist
Gas prices have risen to record levels, and sanctions against Russia could force them higher. On Capitol Hill, suspending gas taxes has entered the conversation. But, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, warns against...