Center News & Events

Reconsidering reparations:
building on existing models in college
access and home ownership
October 6, 2022
Jeffries Hall @ Noon

Policymakers have struggled with how to reduce long-standing inequalities based on race. For our October blue bag lunch talk, School of Social Work professor Trina Shanks will discuss baby bonds, child savings accounts, and promise scholarships building existing models in college access and home ownership to reduce long-standing inequalities based on race. Register for Professor Shanks talk hereThe talk will be held in-person at Jeffries Hall, Room 1060. Add this event to your Google Calendar
RSVP by October 5
Direct: the rise of the middleman economy and the power of going to the source

Columbia Law School professor Kate Judge will be coming to Ann Arbor to give a talk about her book, "Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source". In this book talk, she explores how powerful middlemen and complex supply chains have transformed our lives and how to reclaim the community, connection, and meaning lost along the way. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at noon at the Ross School of Business, Room R0220. Lunch will be provided. To register for the event, click here. Add this event to your Google Calendar
28 business owners begin marketing
projects with U-M students

A new cohort of businesses, mostly from Detroit’s east side, began work with U-M Ross students in Prof. Amy Angell’s marketing class, Consumer Behavior, this month. Businesses include restaurants, a mobile grocery store, retailers, a local farm/compost service, and an artists’ marketplace, among others. Nine of them are connected with Jefferson East, Inc. Over the course of the semester, students will conduct market, industry, and customer-specific research to help business owners identify their key customer segments. 

In addition to receiving research data and recommendations, businesses will also receive a final deliverable that they can immediately use for their marketing, free of charge. The most frequently requested? Social media calendars, newsletter templates, or website news articles. Thank you to the business owners, who are giving MKT 313 students a chance to gain key consulting and marketing skills, and thank you students, for helping businesses use data to make marketing decisions!

Regulators are still too cozy with banks, says Jeremy Kress

In an op-ed for American Banker, CFLP co-faculty director, Jeremy Kress, writes about the annual conference in New York for The Clearing House and Bank Policy Institute, where nonmembers typically pay more than $2000 to attend. "The banking agencies ought to adopt a rule barring agency officials and employees from speaking at events that charge more than a de minimis registration fee," writes Kress. Read the full piece here

THE CENTER ON FINANCE, LAW & POLICY at the University of Michigan is an interdisciplinary research center which draws together faculty and students from more than a dozen of Michigan’s nineteen schools and colleges to work on a broad range of research projects focused on creating a financial system that is safer, fairer, and better harnessed to the real economy.

Founded in 2013 by faculty from Michigan Law SchoolMichigan Ross School of BusinessMichigan Ford School of Public Policy, and Michigan College of Engineering, the Center on Finance, Law, and Policy brings together leading scholars from a broad range of disciplines to conduct theoretical, empirical, and applied research aimed at transforming financial policy, financial regulations, financial products and services, and financial institution management.

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