The Economist cites Dean Yang’s research findings in “Like manna from heaven”

September 4, 2015

The September 5th print edition of The Economist cites Dean Yang’s work in “Like manna from heaven: How a torrent of money from abroad reshapes an economy.” The article describes how economic...


Bob Axelrod on the takeaways from his year-long State Department fellowship

August 27, 2015

This summer, Bob Axelrod returned to the Ford School following a year-long Jefferson Science Foundation Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State. In this Q&A, he shares his take on bridging...


Internship field report, Heonuk Ha from United Nations ECLAC, Brasilia

July 30, 2015

Heonuk Ha, a dual-degree candidate in public policy and applied economics, offers this field report from Brasilia. Ha is working as an economic affairs intern with the United Nations Economic and...


Vote-selling intervention paper by Ravanilla, Yang published in American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings

June 1, 2015

Doctoral candidate Nico Ravanilla and Professor Dean Yang have a paper on vote-selling in the May 2015 edition of the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. The paper, “Measuring Vote-...


Dean Yang promoted to full professor of public policy and economics, September 2015

May 26, 2015

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved Dean Yang’s promotion to full professor of public policy and economics last week. His appointment is effective September 1.

Yang, an...


International economic development class visits Rio and Brasilia with former ambassador Mel Levitsky

July 16, 2015

By Miriam Wasserman

International economic development students with U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde (center front, holding U-M flag)

For the students of PubPol 674, the...


Ciorciari awarded Carnegie Fellowship to examine shared-sovereignty agreements

April 23, 2015

This morning, in advertisements in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Chronicle of Philanthropy, New York Review of Books, and other...


Levitsky quoted in IBT article, shares insight on controversial Ukrainian bill

April 14, 2015

Mel Levitsky was quoted in an International Business Times story, “Ukraine’s Controversial Bill Recognizing WWII-Era Partisans Draws Harsh Criticism From Russians,” about a contentious Ukrainian...


Ford School students host annual US-Canada conference

July 10, 2015

The 6th annual Ford+SPPG Conference took place earlier this month at Joan and Sanford Weill Hall in Ann Arbor. The event brings together MPP candidates from the Ford School and the University of...


Microfinance study: Yang finds people may give more generously when they can choose what their dollars purchase

March 18, 2015

At a microfinance bank in Maputo, Mozambique, Dean Yang and colleagues engaged clients in a lab-in-the-field experiment with interesting implications for those who care about increasing the number...