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Barr discusses "The COVID Economy" in podcast

Feb 28, 2021
Barr discuss the challenges of rebuilding the global economy post-COVID-19, attracting foreign direct investment to the United States, the Robinhood debacle and securities regulation, repeating mistakes from the 2007/08 financial crisis, the risks...
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Saluting Winter 2020 graduates in a time of turmoil

Dec 18, 2020
The Ford School community came together to celebrate a significant milestone this week for 19 graduates as they earn their degrees in public policy. In a challenging year, and against the backdrop of a semester filled with online courses, Zoom...
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Students highlight their practical policy engagements

Dec 17, 2020
Ford School students engaged in real problem-solving in the fall 2020 semester, tackling some of the most important issues facing Michigan. The undergraduate and graduate students participated in research and analysis projects as a part of the...
State & Hill

Faculty News fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
Javed Ali organized a panel for New America on domestic terrorism. His new podcast, The Burn Bag, produced with two Ford School alumni, A'ndre Gonawela (BA ‘19) and Ryan Rosenthal (BA ‘19), has featured U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, General David...
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Equal opportunity, equal talent

Dec 9, 2020
Two new professorships will address structural inequality and social policy By Rebecca Cohen (MPP ‘09)   "Talent is distributed evenly throughout our society, but opportunity most certainly is not." Harold and Carol Kohn heard...
State & Hill

Spotlights - Fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
A year unlike any other This year hasn’t looked and cannot look like a typical year at the Ford School. Beyond moving classes, events, and office hours to a mix of online and socially-distanced in person formats, we’ve retooled our recruitment...
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Letter from the Dean

Dec 9, 2020
The November 2020 elections marked an historic moment for our country. In the chaotic, scary months leading up to it, as a global pandemic raged, we’ve experienced deepening divisions in the U.S., horrifying evidence of racist police violence and...
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Michigan Education Data Center an invaluable tool for research

Dec 1, 2020
Does waiting a year to start kindergarten lead to better academic outcomes? How does participation in summer youth employment impact high school graduation and college enrollment? What career pathways are students pursuing? Researchers from...
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Harris joins Ford School colleagues on Biden-Harris transition

Nov 20, 2020
Ford School professor of practice and Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Adrienne Harris has been named to a Biden-Harris transition Agency Review Team, focusing on the Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators group includes the...
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Ford School announces plans for Winter 2021

Nov 9, 2020
A letter from Ford School Dean Michael Barr: Dear Ford School community, By now you've seen the message from President Schlissel earlier today, announcing the University's plans for Winter semester. University leaders have learned from 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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Barr and Harris call for more inclusive payments systems

Oct 26, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael Barr and professor of practice Adrienne Harris say the technologies  of the “payments revolution,” which enable people to make payments and access bank accounts more easily, can also lead to greater financial...
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Michael Barr joins Kresge Foundation Board

Sep 21, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael Barr has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of The Kresge Foundation. The Foundation was founded in 1924 to promote human progress and today fulfills that mission by building and strengthening pathways to...
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Barr seeks financial inclusion for underserved communities

Aug 12, 2020
Throughout his career in academia and in government, Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr has sought ways to help low-income people get better access to the financial system, and to change the financial system to work better for low-income...
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Combating poverty and inequality amidst a pandemic

Jul 19, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr, Associate Dean and Poverty Solutions Director Luke Shaefer and Alford A. Young Jr., Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and courtesy faculty at the Ford School, discussed some of the ways...
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Dodd-Frank achievements assessed on its 10th anniversary

Jul 2, 2020
The Center on Finance, Law and Policy co-hosted a day-long conference with the Brookings Institution on June 30 to mark the Dodd-Frank Act 10th Anniversary. Former Senator Chris Dodd and former Representative Barney Frank participated, as did...
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Democracy & Debate Theme Semester launches

Jul 2, 2020
This week marks the launch of the Democracy & Debate Theme Semester, a unique opportunity for teaching and learning about free speech and the exchange of ideas, democratic engagement from a global perspective and what it means to be a member of a...