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Southern California Public Radio interviews John Ciorciari on Obama's Asia visit

Monday, November 19, 2012

Southern California Public Radio interviewed John Ciorciari about the political context and motivations behind President Obama's five-day trip to Asia. The visit is part of a U.S. pivot to Asia that began when Obama first took office, Ciorciari explained.

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It's even worse than it looks: a conversation with Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein

Monday, November 19, 2012

Join us for this Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture on Tuesday, November 27 at 4 p.m.

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Most local leaders say personal property tax is complex, but important to their budgets

Monday, November 19, 2012

A majority of Michigan's local government leaders believe revenue from the personal property tax is important to their budgets, according to a University of Michigan survey.

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Helen Levy interviewed by Michigan Radio on basics of health insurance exchanges

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Michigan Radio interviewed Helen Levy about the basic structure of the new state health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.

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"Economics of Carbon Taxes," Barry Rabe's latest blog post

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Economics of Carbon Taxes
By Barry Rabe

The idea of enacting a carbon tax to address climate change and fiscal woes may be as plausible as relying on new leadership to steer the Chicago Cubs to their first world championship in over a century.

But now that another baseball season has come and gone with no changes on the North Side of Chicago, national fiscal season emerges with yet another return to the question of imposing some form of tax on some forms of fossil fuel. In this case, could such a tax be part of a fiscal cliff deal?

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"Martian's Daughter" at Hungarian embassy in DC

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Marina Whitman spoke with Bloomberg News at a book signing in Washington, DC hosted by long-time friends John and Debbie Dingell, Alan Greenspan, and Andrea Mitchell.

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Bloomberg quotes Betsey Stevenson on high-profile affairs

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Betsey Stevenson was quoted in a Bloomberg article about the growing attention given to affairs among powerful politicians and business people.

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Divorce costs thousands of women health insurance coverage every year

Monday, November 12, 2012

About 115,000 women lose their private health insurance every year in the wake of divorce, according to a University of Michigan study.

And this loss is not temporary: women's overall rates of health insurance coverage remain depressed for more than two years after divorce.

"Given that approximately one million divorces occur each year in the U.S., and that many women get health coverage through their husbands, the impact is quite substantial," says Bridget Lavelle, a U-M PhD candidate in public policy and sociology, and lead author of the study, which appears in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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The Monkey Cage publishes guest column by Philip Potter titled, "The next four years: how the election will shape foreign policy"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Monkey Cage, a blog about politics and political science research, published a guest column by Philip Potter, which looks at trends in the relationship between presidential elections and American foreign policy. Drawing on recent studies about electoral margins and presidential experience, Potter notes several foreign policy implications.

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Watch Policy Talks @ the Ford School conversation with Chairman Ben Bernanke

Monday, November 5, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak at Rackham Auditorium on 1/14. The event is free, open to the public, and will require a seating pass. More info will be posted here as it becomes available. Update 1/15: The video and transcript are now available.

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U-M launches $9 million effort to strengthen Great Lakes restoration while advancing research and education

Friday, November 2, 2012

A new $9 million University of Michigan Great Lakes research and education center will guide efforts to protect and restore the world's largest group of freshwater lakes by reducing toxic contamination, combating invasive species, protecting wildlife habitat and promoting coastal health.

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Justin Wolfers speaks with New York Times about polling voter expectation

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Justin Wolfers spoke with the New York Times about the effectiveness of polling voters about their expectations in order to forecast the outcome of elections.

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Article by Helen Levy published in New England Journal of Medicine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Helen Levy and Katherine Baicker, titled "The Insurance Value of Medicare."

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Two Ford School alumni awarded Strong Cities Strong Communities Fellowship

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ford School alumni Chris Dorle (MPP '07) and Betsy Palazzola (MPP '12) are recipients of the inaugural Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) Fellowship, which places highly-skilled professionals in U.S. cities to assist with planning and implementing socioeconomic policies.

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Detroit Free Press, others cover Michigan Merit Curriculum study

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Detroit Free Press reported on a new study from the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research , of which the Ford School Education Policy Initiative is a member, assessing the impact of the Michigan Merit Curriculum.

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Marketplace quotes Justin Wolfers on "too big to fail"

Monday, October 22, 2012

American Public Media's Marketplace spoke with Justin Wolfers in a segment about whether some insurance companies might be "too big to fail."

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Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students, with little or negative impact on lower achievers

Monday, October 22, 2012

The class of 2011, the first group of students exposed to the Michigan Merit Curriculum for their entire high school careers, saw mixed results.

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Crain's Detroit Business selects Lisa Katz (MPA '01) as a "40 Under 40" for 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Crain's Detroit Business profiled Ford School alumna Lisa Katz (MPA '01), a 2012 recipient of its "40 Under 40" award. The award honors individuals under the age of 40 with an exceptional record of business achievement and social impact in Southeast Michigan.

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