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Wolfers breaks down jobs report in NYT op-ed

Dec 3, 2021
Following the release of the November jobs report, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, broke down what it means in an op-ed in The New York Times.  "This chill in employment might lead one to conclude the economy’s too cold,...
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Stevenson on why the economy is waiting for workers

Oct 20, 2021
As the economy recovers, workers are holding out for better compensation and benefits.  “It’s like the whole country is in some kind of union renegotiation,” Betsey Stevenson told the New York Times. “I don’t know who’s going to win in this...
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Child tax credit empowers families, says Shaefer

Oct 13, 2021 The New York Times
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has suggested that lawmakers pick just one of the family policies in the safety net spending bill. The New York Times asked Luke Shaefer which one he would choose. "The child tax credit is elegant in that it does...
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Tompkins-Stange on "breaking up the philanthropy boys club"

Sep 30, 2021 The New York Times
Although philanthropy used to happen in a room full of men, the sector is shifting. There has been an uptick in not only women involved in philanthropy, but also the sector's support of women and girls' organizations. “Philanthropy has been a...
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Stevenson explains boom in low-wage labor demand

Jul 20, 2021 The New York Times
As the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for low-wage labor has spiked, and along with it, wages. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, laid out exactly what is happening in the economy. “What’s happening...
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Shaefer on why Child Tax Credit program will work

Jul 19, 2021 The New York Times
Last week, the first installment of the expanded Child Tax Credit program dropped into bank accounts. Many experts, including Luke Shaefer, Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy and inaugural director of Poverty...
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Stevenson considers how COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily lives

Jun 21, 2021
With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the country, what does the "other side" of the pandemic look like? Many realize that everything will not revert to pre-pandemic "normal." Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, has...
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Shaefer: Biden lays out bold vision for social policy

Jan 18, 2021 The New York Times
"This is the boldest vision laid out by an American president for fighting poverty, and child poverty in particular, in at least half a century," said Luke Shaefer. Read Kristof's opinion in the New York...
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Stevenson highlights the pandemic's disproportionate toll on moms

Oct 16, 2020 New York Times
“The drop in female labor-force participation was quite dismal and not surprising with the return back to school not happening,” said Betsey Stevenson. Read the full New York Times article on school re-openings in the pandemic...
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Shaefer on the success of the CARES Act

Oct 15, 2020 New York Times
“It wasn’t perfect, but hands down it’s the most successful thing we’ve ever done in negating hardship,” said H. Luke Shaefer. Read the full New York Times article...

Wolfers puts public health at the center of economic recovery

May 15, 2020
The current method for calculating Gross Domestic Product is missing “the immense value of the sacrifices being made by millions of people who have stayed at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus,” Ford School economics professor Justin Wolfers...

Ford School economists comment on Federal response to COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020
A historic $2 trillion relief package has just been approved by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent economic crisis. Professors Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have weighed in on the relief package and the economic...

Wolfers' take on Trump’s tariffs

Nov 28, 2018
While President Trump’s rhetoric about trade and the tariffs his administration has implemented aim to make America more protectionist, Ford School professor Justin Wolfers argues the recent and forthcoming actions still have a long way to go to...

Dynarski calls the legacy admission bump 'unconscionable'

Oct 30, 2018
As universities hone their admissions processes to reflect fairness and build a diverse student body, legacy students still have an advantage, warns Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times. Susan Dynarski, Ford School professor, agrees. “Legacy...