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How states should tax new fossil fuel boom

Nov 14, 2014
In “How Should States Tax New Fossil Fuel Boom,” Barry Rabe speaks with Michigan Radio’s Stateside with Cynthia Canty to discuss the taxation of fossil fuels, which has become a frontline political issue in many states due to the growth of fracking....

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...

For better or worse, Michigan's fiscal health post-recession

Oct 2, 2014
Contact: Greta Guest, (734) 936-7821, gguest@umich.eduANN ARBOR—For the first time in six years, more Michigan communities report that they are better able to meet their fiscal needs this year than those who say they are less able to do so.A...

NY Times publishes "answer on a postcard"

Jun 19, 2014
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo) have proposed a bipartisan bill to dramatically simplify the college financial aid form. They announced their proposal in the op-ed column, "An Answer on a Postcard," published by The New...

Honoring Ned Gramlich and the Importance of Policy Research

May 23, 2014
Edward M. (Ned) Gramlich was among the most productive policy economists of his day–a day stretching from the mid-1960s until his death in 2007. In addition to producing academic (often practical) work relevant to dozens of policy issues, he was an...