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Rebecca Blank

Rebecca M. Blank

teaches economics at the University of Michigan, where she is also Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Henry Carter Adams Collegiate Professor of Public Policy. She is also the co-director of the National Poverty Center at the Ford School.

Champions of the U.S. economic system say that Europe's generous social protections cause high unemployment. But it's the global economy that's driving up joblessness in Europe--just as it increases income inequality in the United States. Read more

Economic Policy