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Stevenson contextualizes women returning to labor force

Sep 29, 2022 NPR
Two and a half years later, women are returning to work at pre-pandemic levels. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, commented on what that means for the economy. "Women had a very tough road to haul with kids working from...
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Bednar emphasizes role of abortion rights in MI gubernatorial race

Sep 29, 2022 NPR: The Takeaway
The national spotlight is on Michigan's gubernatorial election, which will effectively decide the future of reproductive rights in the state. Jenna Bednar, professor of public policy and political science, discussed how both parties are...
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Lantz weighs in on reformed California Medicaid program

Sep 23, 2022 Side Effects Public Media
California recently launched a reformed Medicaid program, adding dental benefits, changing how addiction and mental illness are addressed, and more. But, Paula Lantz, James B. Hudak Professor of Health Policy, is worried about claims that the new...
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Branche-Wilson breaks down DMACS findings about financial health

Sep 12, 2022 Michigan Radio
A Detroit Metro Area Communities Study found that many Detroiters would struggle if faced with a $400 emergency. Afton Branche-Wilson, assistant director of community initiatives at Poverty Solutions, helped Michigan Radio summarize the...
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Nothaft promotes universal free lunch

Sep 4, 2022 Michigan Radio
As the school year begins, thousands of Michigan children are eligible for free school meals, according to Michigan Radio. While free and reduced lunch programs are great, Poverty Solutions analyst Amanda Nothaft called universal free lunch “a...
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Dominguez on euro-dollar parity

Jul 17, 2022 NPR
For the first time in two decades, the value of the dollar and the euro are equal on international currency markets. NPR quotes Ford School professor Kathryn Dominguez saying the two currencies are at parity because of how investors feel about the...
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Dominguez comments on "reverse currency wars"

Jul 13, 2022 Planet Money
As countries around the world work to fight inflation, central banks have a limited number of options to cool their economies. When countries raise interest rates, and their currencies get stronger, they may begin to engage in a competition with...
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Lin discusses chilling effect of Trump-era "China Initiative"

Mar 23, 2022 NPR
A professor who was arrested under the Trump administration's China Initiative began his trial this week. Ann Chih Lin, associate professor of public policy and director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, explained how the...
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Oil price uncertainty a factor for the Fed - Stevenson

Mar 21, 2022 NPR Marketplace
The Federal Reserve walks a thin line while trying to stop inflation without stopping growth. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, discussed what they need to consider when deciding which policy levers to pull. “Are we...
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Shaefer comments on Atlanta pilot basic income program

Feb 23, 2022 NPR
In Atlanta, a pilot basic income program is being rolled out. Luke Shaefer, Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, discussed his thoughts on basic income.  "(Policymakers need to ask) would people be better off...
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Ali discusses recent developments with ISIS

Feb 3, 2022
Major developments in the fight against ISIS took place in the past week, and the Ford School's Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, whose area of expertise is national security. Early in the week, a 42-year-old American woman, Allison...
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Stevenson discusses the Great Resignation and inflation

Feb 1, 2022
Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, recently talked to Al Jazeera about the Great Resignation – the phenomenon of millions of Americans voluntarily leaving their jobs. She explained what's going on behind the...
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Stevenson predicts change in household division of labor

Jan 27, 2022
How do assumed roles in parenting affect the gender pay gap? Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, told The Boston Globe that childcare often falls on the mother, impacting wages and compensation. “Women seem to be a little...
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El-Sayed discusses the climate crisis and young leadership

Nov 12, 2021 Stateside
Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, recently sat down with Stateside to discuss the climate crisis. He reflected on the importance of young people in the movement. "When we talk about young people and we look at their...
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Detroiters living in 'substandard conditions,' DMACS study finds

Oct 27, 2021
Almost 40,000 Detroiters live in housing with ongoing and often hazardous maintenance issues, according to a new Detroit Metropolitan Area Community Study issue brief.  "Unsurprisingly, the rate of residents living in inadequate or poor-quality...
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Stevenson on pandemic effects and opportunities

Sep 29, 2021
This week, Betsey Stevenson spoke to NPR and PBS about the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, from supply chains around the world, to a changing workforce, and U.S. government debt. "COVID's affecting the entire world. There are entire...
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Stevenson discusses trade-off of ending unemployment benefits

Sep 14, 2021 Stateside
Millions have lost a source of income with the federal pandemic unemployment benefits ending. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, says that while some people will return to work, not all will.  "I do not think that......
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Workers playing musical chairs, says Stevenson

Aug 23, 2021 NPR
While employers are finding it difficult to find workers, economist Betsey Stevenson told NPR she is not concerned. “There is just more churn than normal,” says Stevenson. “It’s like a giant game of musical chairs, and it’s taking everyone longer...
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Hausman breaks down how the EU's carbon border tax will work on NPR

Aug 11, 2021 NPR Here & Now
The world watches as the European Union implements a carbon border tax, wondering if it will help cut down global carbon emissions. Catherine Hausman, associate professor of public policy, discusses the leakage problem, charging for pollution, and...
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El-Sayed analyzes new CDC mask guidance

Jul 28, 2021 NPR Here & Now
After the CDC rolled back its guidance that vaccinated people could unmask, many were left confused and unsure of what to believe. Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, explained the logistics behind the new guidance. "What...
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Wolfers: New stimulus is just the first half of the bridge

Jan 5, 2021 NPR
Wolfers: "This is a bill that's going to provide extra support for the unemployed, who really are among the most needy right now, all the way through till the middle of March, when we know the vaccine's not really going to be widely available until...