Luke Shaefer

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Luke Shaefer

Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work; Associate Professor, University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy; Director, University of Michigan Poverty Solutions
Luke Shaefer’s research focuses on the effectiveness of the United States’ social safety net in serving low-wage workers and economically disadvantaged families. His recent work explores rising levels of extreme poverty in the United States, the…

Ford School forum on the economy

Mar 21, 2023, 7:00-8:00 pm EDT
This annual forum brings together Ford School economists for a discussion of the current state of the U.S. economy. From inflation to the labor market, faculty experts reflect on the most crucial issues facing the American economy, and the top-of-mind issues for its citizens. 
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Terri Friedline: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System

Oct 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Terri Friedline will discuss her book, Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won’t Save a Broken System, which takes a critical look at advancements in financial technology (“fintech”) in the banking and financial industries.
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