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March 28, 2017

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March 20, 2017

Research by Stefan Nagel, professor of finance and economics, and Zhen Yan, doctoral student in finance, shows that the inflation environment Fed officials have experienced influences their policy stance and dissent.

Bloomberg Markets

March 17, 2017

Meha Jain, assistant professor of natural resources and environment, discussed the role of satellite data in her research on the impacts of environmental changes on small farms in India.

March 17, 2017

Bruce Belzowski, managing director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute's Automotive Futures group, says the progress automakers have made in bringing down the cost and increasing battery range of electric vehicles makes their CAFE complaints puzzling.

The Christian Science Monitor

March 17, 2017

Research by Mackillo Kira, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and colleagues found a way to use ultrashort pulses of laser light that could lead to future computers that run up to 100,000 times faster than today's electronics.

The Huffington Post

March 16, 2017

"People with high-deductible health plans actually buy less essential medical services and have been shown to be particularly problematic in people with chronic diseases — who are socio-economically vulnerable. Improvements need to be made to these plans to make sure these limitations are being addressed," said Mark Fendrick, professor of internal medicine, and health policy and management, and director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design.

The Washington Post

March 16, 2017

Igor Jovanovic, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, and colleagues discovered a new technique that detects enriched uranium from a long distance with the help of lasers — which could prove useful in the search for illicit nuclear activity.

Fox News

March 16, 2017

"The deterrence of prison is reduced by the use of public registries, because they have the effect of destroying the value of being out of prison by turning people into pariahs. Prison as a threat only works if you have something to lose," said J.J. Prescott, professor of law.

Pacific Standard

March 15, 2017

Two of the biggest tax cuts in GOP proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act — capital gains taxes and Medicare taxes — would benefit mostly high-income earners, says Joel Slemrod, professor of economics, and business economics and public policy.


March 15, 2017

"What will it take for Lansing to fix Michigan’s flawed and far-reaching emergency manager law? The poisoning of Flint should have been enough, of course. … Yet reforming the law — a key factor in the Flint crisis — is still not a priority in Lansing," writes Thomas Ivacko, manager of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Detroit Free Press

March 15, 2017

"In the United States, we have a bit of a tense role between government and the market or government and society. In (European) countries, there’s much more of a taken-for-granted attitude that government is part and parcel of society, and government is able to take actions that are needed to support markets, to support private property and in general to support society," said Jonathan Levine, professor of architecture and urban planning.

USA Today