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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...

Stevenson’s expertise on the debt ceiling and global economy

Jun 26, 2023
Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson is widely tapped for her comprehensive knowledge of the state of the U.S. economy. When the debt ceiling deal was reached between President Biden and the GOP in Congress, she told NPR that the...
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Cooney comments on minimum wage debate

May 19, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
McDonald's workers are striking for better wages all across the country, including in Michigan. Many argue against a higher minimum wage, saying that it would cause job loss. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of economic mobility at U-M Poverty...

Stevenson comments widely on COVID-19 recovery, minimum wage

May 10, 2021
Ford School economics professor Betsey Stevenson has been commenting on the debate about raising the minimum wage and the contours of the COVID-19 recovery. When the April jobs report was released, with significantly fewer jobs created than were...

What fast food wage protesters can learn from the past

May 28, 2014
In a May 23 article for Business Insider, Hayley Peterson looks to history to argue "Why Today's Fast Food Wage Protests Won't Force Companies to Pony Up." "American workers have been unionizing and striking for better pay and working conditions...

Stevenson opinion article on minimum wage in Washington Post

Apr 5, 2013
The Washington Post published an op-ed by Betsey Stevenson, entitled "Five Myths about the Minimum Wage." The topic has been widely discussed since President Obama proposed increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour in his...