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Katherine Michelmore

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Katherine Michelmore is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Previously, she was assistant professor of public administration and international affairs at Syracuse…
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Michelmore on Roe v. Wade fallout

Jul 1, 2022 University Business
Last week's reversal of Roe v. Wade will have pervasive effects on U-M's campus, said Associate Professor Katherine Michelmore to University Business. “There are going to be fewer women that are going to end up getting college degrees,” said...
State & Hill

Discourse: Ford School faculty in the news, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
“(Putin) has already violated every international treaty, including the U.N. charter, by invading. This has international implications, not just European implications. Now, the question of what we do and how we do it, with regards to sanctions or...
News

Michelmore appointed as NBER research associate

Apr 25, 2022
Ford School professor Katherine Michelmore has been named as one of 23 new research associates by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). NBER is is a private, nonpartisan organization that facilitates cutting-edge investigation and...
In the Media

HAIL program research discussed in Forbes

Apr 6, 2022 Forbes
Forbes magazine notes, "Simplicity Matters For Free College," citing a recent U-M Education Policy Initiative study, The Power of Certainty: Experimental Evidence on the Effective Design of Free Tuition Programs. "The simplicity of the message from...
State & Hill

Faculty findings, fall 2021

Dec 13, 2021
Who would pay if we stop using natural gas? New research co-authored by economist Catherine Hausman considers the equity impacts of transitioning from natural gas to other energy sources. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration,...
News

Q&A with new faculty: Kathy Michelmore

Sep 1, 2021
Kathy Michelmore, who was a IES postdoctoral fellow at the Education Policy Initiative (2014-2016), returns to the Ford School and adds social and education policy expertise. She is a leading scholar and educator on the social safety net, education...
State & Hill

Building strength

Jun 10, 2021
With new leading-edge research and faces at the school, the Ford School builds depth in two key policy areas. Energy and the environment Economics, political science, psychology, and community engagement are at the roots of the Ford School’s...
Postsecondary preparation & success

Go Blue Community College Project

The barriers facing community college students are numerous. An elite higher education institution, like the University of Michigan, can play a transformative role in the economic mobility of low-income students through programs like HAIL Scholars, but relatively few low-income students ever matriculate at such institutions. Community colleges are  good places to find high-achieving, low-income students who would benefit from further enrollment at institutions like U-M. In this project, researchers will develop and implement a randomized controlled trial of an intervention that aims to...
Postsecondary preparation & success

HAIL Scholars: Increasing Economic Diversity at a Flagship University

EPI researchers and University of Michigan administrators developed and piloted the HAIL scholarship research program to attract low-income, high-achieving students to consider applying to and enrolling in the university. The project addresses three issues known to affect college application behavior among low-income, high-achieving students: uncertainty about their suitability for an elite school, over-estimates by students and parents of the net cost of college, and procedural barriers such as aid applications. The intervention targets low-income, high-achieving students in Michigan, as...
Postsecondary preparation & success

Understanding Geographic Differences in Postsecondary Decision Making and Financial Aid Interventions

This study gathers and analyzes data from qualitative interviews with high school students in Michigan. These interviews ask students to describe heir college decision making process and to what extent financial aid programs or interventions were effective at influencing their postsecondary decisions. The information gathered through this project provides vital insight, directly from the student perspective, on how financial aid interventions work and who they work for. Moreover, this project sheds light on the link between postsecondary inequality and student decision-making. Finally, the...