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PUBPOL 534

PUBPOL 534.001: Economics of Developing Countries

Dean Yang
Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2015
10:00-11:30 am EDT

This course surveys what we do and don't know about economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries. We begin by discussing alternative perspectives on the goals of development.

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Wolfers co-authored paper looks at systemic sexism in economics

Feb 28, 2021
A paper on which Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers collaborated (with Pascaline Dupas, Alicia Sasser Modestino, Muriel Niederle, and a broader set of 97 economist collaborators known as the Seminar Dynamics Collective), “Gender and the...
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Owen-Smith highlights economic impact of U-M research

Feb 9, 2021 DBusiness
“Our findings illuminate the many different ways in which academic research affects the national economy and society as a whole,” said Jason Owen-Smith. “U-M is an excellent illustration of the multifaceted impact research investments can have,...
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Youth Policy Lab finds metro Detroit is slipping in college readiness

Feb 3, 2021 Detroit Free Press
U-M's Youth Policy Lab (YPL) analyzed data for the Detroit Regional Chambers "2021 State of Education" report, finding "a sober assessment of education attainment in the Detroit region." "With many key enrollment and attainment indicators trending...
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Dynarski: The student loan system has layers and layers of dysfunction

Dec 15, 2020 NPR Marketplace
"The key problem is in default and repayment problems," said Dynarski. "In terms of a macro-level, is this a big drag on the economy? I don't think so. In terms of a micro-level, are there people who's lives are ruined by fairly small amounts of...
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Ford School student wins prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship

Dec 8, 2020
Karuna Nandkumar (BA ‘21) is an aspiring diplomat and has a deep interest in China. She will be able to pursue that interest after winning a prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship, which will fund a multidisciplinary one-year master's degree at Tsinghua...
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Ending student loan relief poses a threat to new workers - Dynarski

Dec 7, 2020 NPR Studio 1A
Dynarski says on the NPR Studio 1A segment, Dollars And Sense: Unpausing Student Loan Payment, "We have a lot of people in debt and some people with a problem with that debt, so a small proportion means a lot of people in trouble. We are in the...
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Stange: Taking a COVID gap year? Have a plan to re-enroll in school

Nov 7, 2020 Bloomberg Wealth
Kevin Stange said students who have decided to take time off should create a “plan” to re-enroll in school, as a way to hold themselves accountable. “Most people are not the next Bill Gates and will be much better off having gone to college,” he...
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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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Stange skeptical of national university system of online courses

Oct 7, 2020 Market Watch
“When you’re enrolling in college, you are buying some of my time,” Stange said. “If you put 1,000 people into a classroom and you buy a thousandth of my time, you’re going to get a lot less of that.” Kevin Stange is not sure a federal system...
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Dynarski addresses remote learning inequities

May 20, 2020
“The pandemic has revealed enormous inequalities in homes, in schools, in families. So the technological challenges are large, and they are very much connected to a family's financial resources,” according to Ford School professor Susan Dynarski,...

Articles jump to conclusions on Gallup debt findings

Aug 14, 2014
"I am happy to yield the point that, everything else held constant, a person will be happier without debt than with it," writes Susan Dynarski in an August 8 post, "What We Mean When We Say Student Debt Is Bad," published by The Upshot, The New York...

Business Insider echoes calls for 2-question aid application

Jul 10, 2014
"Student aid applications are a burdensome gauntlet, and complexity is most damaging to students with the least resources," writes Dennis Zeveloff in a July 9 article, "Why We Should Cut the Federal Financial Aid Form from 130 Questions to 2,"...