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Barry Rabe interviewed by Michigan Radio in segment, "Muddying the Michigan Constitution?"

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Barry Rabe spoke with Michigan Radio about why some interest groups pursue policy change through amendments to the Michigan Constitution rather than through legislation.

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Median household income shrinking as low-paying job sectors grow, Danziger tells Chicago Tribune

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Chicago Tribune quoted National Poverty Center director Sheldon Danziger in its article, "Illinois sees more people living in poverty."

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Increased food stamp usage warranted as Metro Detroit poverty rises, Danziger says

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Detroit News quoted Sheldon Danziger on food stamps and retirement income in its article on the rise of poverty in Metro Detroit suburbs.

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Baby boom generation: "the first generation shifting the cost of college to their kids," Dynarski says

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Student Loan Ranger, an Equal Justice Works education blog hosted by U.S. News & World Report, cited Susan M. Dynarski's research in its latest post, "Pervasive Student Loan Debt Penetrates Middle Class."

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Michigan's smoking ban did not substantially cut bar, restaurant sales, Levy study finds

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Detroit Free Press reported Monday that a study by Helen Levy indicates Michigan's 2010 smoking ban did not lead to sales declines at bars and restaurants across the board.

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"America's retirement crisis," a lecture by Roger Ferguson.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"America's retirement crisis," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Roger Ferguson.

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Census report on poverty rate shows stimulus worked, Sheldon Danziger says

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

National Poverty Center director Sheldon Danziger had an optimistic view of the U.S. Census Bureau's report on the poverty rate, which remained at an all-time high but did not increase as many anticipated.

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A lot at stake in South China Sea standoff, Ciorciari tells NPR

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

National Public Radio quoted John D. Ciorciari about the territorial dispute between China and the Philippines over islands in the South China Sea.

"I think what makes this situation particularly intractable is that China's economic and strategic interests broadly coincide in the South China Sea," Ciorciari said.

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Gen. Michael Hayden on al-Qaida, career, and the importance of policy analysts

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Four-star general Michael Hayden, retired U.S. Air Force, delivered the Ford School's annual Josh Rosenthal Education Fund Lecture last Friday, September 7—closing out the first week of fall 2012 semester at the Ford School. Former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), General Hayden spoke on "Law, policy, and the war on al-Qaida: An emerging consensus" to an audience of more than 200 students, faculty, and U-M community members at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

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"Choices for federal spending and taxes," a lecture by Doug Elmendorf

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Choices for federal spending and taxes," a Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Doug Elmendorf.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Stock market, resurgent since '08, indicates Americans are better off, say Stevenson and Wolfers

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ford School economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers argue a resurgent stock market indicates Americans are in better shape than they were in September 2008, which marked the height of the U.S. banking and financial crisis.

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Sheldon Danziger says U.S. Congress must do more to alleviate poverty

Friday, September 7, 2012

In the latest installment of "Policy Points," Sheldon Danziger predicts a rise in the poverty rate for 2012. The U.S. Census Bureau will announce the latest poverty figures next week.

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Kristin Seefeldt pens op-ed about Michigan Recession and Recovery Survey

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Michigan continues to battle the economic challenges of the Great Recession, but some progress has been made, reported Kristin Seefeldt and Sarah Burgard in a guest column for the Detroit Free Press.

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Five Ford School students awarded CEW scholarships

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Center for the Education of Women has named the Ford School's Emma Maack (MPP student), Caroline Meehan (MPP student), Alyssa Mouton (MPP student), Rachel Potter (PhD candidate), and Cici Vu (MPP student) among its 2012-13 scholarship recipients.

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MPPS findings encouraging but some cities still struggling, Ivacko says

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The latest poll in the Michigan Public Policy Survey, conducted by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), has received national attention for its promising findings. Only one-third of the local governments in Michigan say they are somewhat or significantly less able to meet their fiscal needs this year—a big drop from last year when nearly half reported having such difficulties.

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In election season, the Fed will "be accused of being political no matter what they do," Collins says

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Susan Collins, the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, was quoted by Reuters and CNNMoney regarding the dangers of politicizing the Federal Reserve and U.S. monetary policy.

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CLOSUP survey: Fiscal stress easing for Michigan's local governments, many still suffering

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Only one-third of the local governments in Michigan say they are somewhat or significantly less able to meet their fiscal needs this year—a big drop from last year when nearly half reported having such difficulties, according to a University of Michigan survey.

Other findings in the poll by the U-M's Ford School of Public Policy point to a trend of easing in fiscal stress for local governments overall in the state, though many are still suffering ongoing declines.

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Public opinion on climate change unduly influenced by recent weather, Rabe says

Monday, September 3, 2012

Whether it's a record-breaking heat wave or an exceptionally snowy winter, the public often lets seasonal weather unduly influence their belief in climate change, Barry G. Rabe told The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Susan M. Collins chairs first day of annual Federal Reserve conference, introduces Chairman Bernanke

Friday, August 31, 2012

Dean Susan M. Collins chaired today's session of the 2012 Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As part of Collins' duties, she introduced Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who delivered a highly-anticipated speech outlining the Fed's ongoing plans to give the U.S. economy a boost. The conference is hosted annually by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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