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Stevenson breaks down tech layoffs

Dec 12, 2022 NPR Consider This
Betsey Stevenson, NPR Consider This: "I do not think it's indicative of a sector that's struggling. I think it's indicative of a sector that had gangbuster growth over the last couple years and maybe got a bit ahead of its skis thinking that that...
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Stevenson breaks down latest jobs report data

Dec 5, 2022
In addition to providing BLS Monthly Jobs Report Rapid Insights, Betsey Stevenson, professor of economics and public policy, has lent her expertise to numerous media outlets to break down the latest jobs report. Here's what she had to say about the...
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Pilkauskas insight on multigenerational households

Nov 24, 2022 NPR
Natasha Pilkauskas, NPR: "In terms of multigenerational households, the kind of people who tend to live in them tend to have fewer economic resources. It's also much more common amongst nonwhite families. It's very surprising to me in some senses...
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Wolfers compares corporate profits and inflation

Nov 15, 2022 NPR
Justin Wolfers, NPR: "Corporations have celebrated higher prices in their earnings calls ever since the history of the earnings call. Blaming inflation on greed is like blaming a plane crash on gravity. Corporations have always tried to raise prices...
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Stevenson reassures Gen Z about inflation

Oct 30, 2022 NPR
Betsey Stevenson, NPR: "The inflation has been pretty darn stable for your whole life and even some of your parents' life. And then all of a sudden, we hit 2021, and it's like, what's happening? They should count themselves lucky for being on the...
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Stevenson discusses impact of factories in econony

Oct 20, 2022 NPR
Betsey Stevenson, NPR: "Every president wants to increase manufacturing. But the future of jobs is in the service sector. We've become so much more productive at making things, we just only need to spend a small share of our resources — our people,...
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Michelmore breaks down Child Tax Credit study

Oct 20, 2022 Michigan Radio
Katherine Michelmore, Michigan Radio: “It takes a long time to determine whether a policy did something good. I think we’re showing in the short term it certainly is improving the material well-being of very low-income families in the U.S. So that’s...
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Shaefer says United States is 'at a crossroads' with poverty

Oct 20, 2022
Attention on government safety net programs and their effects on overall poverty has increased in the run-up to the midterm elections. Associate dean Luke Shaefer, who is also director of Poverty Solutions, has recently appeared in the media...
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Stevenson predicts what a no-COVID economy would look like

Oct 7, 2022 NPR Marketplace
What would the economy look like if the COVID-19 pandemic didn't happen? Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, weighed in on the question. "We would have had 5 million more jobs, not 500,000 more jobs," Stevenson said. "A...
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Stevenson provides insight on rising inflation

Oct 3, 2022
As Americans continue to worry about inflation, Professor Betsey Stevenson appeared on NPR and in The New York Times this week. Gen Z is feeling the impacts of high inflation extra hard, NPR, October 1, 2022 "Inflation has been pretty darn...
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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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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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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...