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...


Dean Yang publishes findings from randomized study of microsavings’ impact on agriculture, poverty

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...


Levitsky quoted in International Business Times article on Ukraine ceasefire agreement

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...


Dean Yang explores policies to increase the development impacts of migration for World Bank

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...


“Add [IEDP] to the list of nominees for coolest class of the year,” writes Michigan Daily

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...


Khmer Rouge Tribunal begins new phase with wider scope

September 9, 2014

The Khmer Rouge tribunal's ongoing proceedings against the former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are entering their second and final phase with broader attention to the regime's...


Axelrod begins State Department fellowship

November 18, 2014

Robert Axelrod, the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding, will begin a one-year Jefferson Science Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State this August.

Axelrod will...


Alum announces new UN strategy for fuel, energy

September 9, 2014

On May 13, Steven T. Corliss (MPP/JD '88) formally announced the UN Refugee Agency's Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) strategy, a global initiative that will help meet the energy needs of...


Internship Field Report: Michele Majors @ UNHCR, Geneva

November 24, 2014

An email interview with Michele Majors, interning with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland.

Q. What do you love about interning with the United Nations...


Matt Johnson's American Bureaucrat blog highlights the people and ideas public policy is meant to serve

September 9, 2014

By Thomas O'Mealia (BA '14)

As deputy director of the Global Security Contingency Fund, Matt Johnson is doing what many Ford School alumni do—serving the public with innovative policy...