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.
International economic development class visits Rio and Brasilia with former ambassador Mel Levitsky
May 1, 2015
By Miriam WassermanInternational economic development students with U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde (center front, holding U-M flag)
For the students of PubPol 674, the...
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...
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...
April 7, 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...
March 5, 2015
“Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa employs two-thirds of the labor force and generates about one-third of GDP growth,” writes Dean Yang in the introduction to “Facilitating savings from...
February 16, 2015
Mel Levitsky was quoted in an International Business Times story on the recently negotiated cease-fire between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists. While both sides gave concessions to end the...
February 12, 2015
“Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration,” co-written by Dean Yang, has been published in the World Bank Research Observer. Posted on January 20, Yang...
January 30, 2015
On January 29th, the Michigan Daily ran “Experiential learning class plans spring trip to Brazil” by Will Greenberg, describing the Ford School’s International Economic Development Program (IEDP...