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GSPP Mourns the Passing of Robert Stern

The Goldman School is deeply saddened by the passing of visiting Professor Robert Stern, who died on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Professor Stern was Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and began teaching at GSPP after he moved to… More

Another Chance for Teens

The conventional wisdom among social scientists is that there’s little payoff in investing in troubled teenagers. As the University of Chicago economist James J. Heckman argued in 2011, “we overinvest in attempting to remediate the problems of disadvantaged adolescents and underinvest in… More

Angel Enters Foster Care Through Probation’s Door

"Like a picture in a magazine." That's how Angel's mother Leah wanted their small townhouse in Pacifica, California, to look. Picture perfect. Leah says that she got the idea of giving her 12-year-old daughter chores after Angel's school sent home fliers describing the importance of teaching children… More

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