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Robert Axelrod

William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Robert Axelrod is the William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, having held appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Political Science. His areas of…
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Axelrod discusses strategy, real-world implications of game theory

Oct 4, 2021 Freakonomics podcast
Robert Axelrod, William D. Hamilton Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, recently broke down game theory strategy on the People I (Mostly) Admire podcast with Freakonomics author Steven Levitt. He explains how game theory and the prisoner's...
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Faculty News spring 2021

Jun 10, 2021
Javed Ali has appeared recently in outlets such as 60 Minutes, ABC News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, NPR’s Morning Edition, and the Los Angeles Times. He’ll become an associate professor of practice at the Ford School this...
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Faculty Findings: Fall 2019

Nov 19, 2019
Mary Corcoran and Paul Courant on gender wage discrimination The gender pay gap is notoriously alive and well, decades after women entered the workforce in large numbers. Mary Corcoran and Paul Courant explored this issue together many times over...
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Robert Axelrod on the evolution of cooperation

Oct 1, 2019
Using the prisoner’s dilemma from game theory through a biological lens, Robert Axelrod, along with evolutionary biologist W. D. Hamilton, unearthed a theory on the evolution of cooperation that ultimately influenced views on war, governing the...
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State & Hill 2019 Spotlight Summary

Apr 4, 2019
Policy Pitch Highlights Students’ Niche Nine returning MPP students reflected on their summer internships by sharing their experience and policy impact in the inaugural Policy Pitch Competition. Guest judges for the competition included former...

Welcome to the new academic year

Aug 31, 2015
Dear members of the Ford School community,As the streets of Ann Arbor start to fill with students, as the marching band takes the field down the hill, and as we open our doors for Welcome Week, I write with my warmest greetings to new and returning...
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The Ford School faculty is growing

Jul 23, 2015
We’re delighted to announce significant growth in our faculty for the coming year, including six additions to our governing faculty. Paula Lantz, a social epidemiologist, is currently professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at...
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The Power of Policy

Dec 17, 2014
Public policy is a principled guide to action, designed to lead to the greater good. As we celebrate our centennial as America’s first graduate-level training program in public administration, we take a moment to reflect on the powerful role policy...