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

May 1, 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

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...


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

April 22, 2015

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...