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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    A Static Analysis for Automatic Detection of Atomicity Violations in Java Programs

    Multithreaded programs can have subtle errors that result from undesired interleavings of concurrent threads. A common technique to prevent these errors is to ensure that certain blocks of code are atomic. A block of code is atomic if every execution is equivalent to a serial execution in which no other...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    The Emerging Revolution In Emissions Trading Policy

    Emissions trading policies initially relied on "Squatter's rights" principles granting emissions allowances to existing polluters for free. Recently, however, policy designers have largely abandoned this approach, requiring polluters to buy allowances from the public through auctions. Given the high financial stakes, this is a momentous shift. Given how skeptical experts...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Financing Development Of Drugs And Vaccines For Neglected Diseases

    New drugs and vaccines could save millions of lives in the developing world. But drug and vaccine development is expensive, and many of these badly needed health technologies promise markets too small to interest the for-profit pharmaceutical industry, which dominates later stages of research and development. A number of new...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Experience Of Innumerable Minds: Diversity In Policy Making

    Ralph Waldo Emerson writes that "Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds." That insight rings especially true in the context of policy making, where diverse thoughts, experiences, beliefs and models prove critical to the process of constructing good policy.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    U.S.-Russia Relations: Status Of The 'Reset'

    The University of Michigan is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of John Beyrle, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation. Ambassador Beyrle will deliver a public lecture titled "U.S.-Russia Relations: Status of the 'Reset'," at the University of Michigan Alumni Center.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Higher Education And Economic Growth In Michigan: Looking Back And Looking Ahead On The Fifth Anniversary Of The Cherry Commission

    In this webcast the Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm charged the Lieutenant Governor's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth with identifying strategies to improve postsecondary attainment and completion in Michigan. To mark the five-year anniversary of the Cherry Commission, leaders of the education and business communities in Michigan will address...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Beyond Cape Wind: The Challenge Of Siting Renewable Energy Facilities

    In this webcast Mr. Whitcomb, co-author of the book "Cape Wind: Celebrity, Energy, Class Politics, and a Valiant Battle for Unobstructed Ocean Views on Nantucket Sound" discusses the controversial "Cape Wind" off-shore wind farm project in Nantucket Sound.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    U.S. Macroeconomic Policy: Steps Toward Recovery

    This webcast focuses on the topic "U.S. Macroeconomic Policy: Steps Toward Recovery". The panelists are: Peter Borish is Chairman and CEO of Computer Trading Corporation; Charles L. Evans is President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Matthew Shapiro is Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan;...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Health Care Reform: Proposals, Politics, And Prospects

    As of October 12, the U.S. Congress has passed out of committee five health care reform bills, and members are poised to begin debating and reconciling these bills into one that may emerge for signing by President Barack Obama within the end of the year. The invited panelists will focus...

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2009

    The Economy, Public Policy And Poverty In The U.S.: What Changes Can President Obama Make?

    Professor Danziger is the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Research Professor at the Population Studies Center. His research focuses on social welfare policies and on the effects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Europe's Political And Economic Challenges

    As the financial crisis and economic recession become deeper, a manifest European-US leadership is becoming indispensable to prevent a major worldwide crisis. While the US approach to the crisis has many flaws, it is more internally consistent than the partial and mostly uncoordinated initiatives observed in Europe.

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Next Steps In Domestic Climate Policy: Issues And Innovations

    Dallas Burtraw is Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research. Burtraw's research interests include the design of environmental regulation, the costs and benefits of environmental regulation and the regulation and restructuring of the electricity industry. Recently, Burtraw investigated the effects on...

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  • Podcasts // Mar 2009

    Europe's Economy Plays Large Role In Global Crisis

    This podcast is an interview of Jan Svejnar by U-M New Services about the financial health of Europe in a piece called "Europe's economy plays large role in global crisis."

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Inventory Management With Partially Observed Nonstationary Demand

    The author considers a continuous-time model for inventory management with Markov modulated non-stationary demands. The author introduces active learning by assuming that the state of the world is unobserved and must be inferred by the manager and also assumes that demands are observed only when they are completely met. First...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    A Static Analysis for Automatic Detection of Atomicity Violations in Java Programs

    Multithreaded programs can have subtle errors that result from undesired interleavings of concurrent threads. A common technique to prevent these errors is to ensure that certain blocks of code are atomic. A block of code is atomic if every execution is equivalent to a serial execution in which no other...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Inventory Management With Partially Observed Nonstationary Demand

    The author considers a continuous-time model for inventory management with Markov modulated non-stationary demands. The author introduces active learning by assuming that the state of the world is unobserved and must be inferred by the manager and also assumes that demands are observed only when they are completely met. First...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Higher Education And Economic Growth In Michigan: Looking Back And Looking Ahead On The Fifth Anniversary Of The Cherry Commission

    In this webcast the Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm charged the Lieutenant Governor's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth with identifying strategies to improve postsecondary attainment and completion in Michigan. To mark the five-year anniversary of the Cherry Commission, leaders of the education and business communities in Michigan will address...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    U.S.-Russia Relations: Status Of The 'Reset'

    The University of Michigan is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of John Beyrle, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation. Ambassador Beyrle will deliver a public lecture titled "U.S.-Russia Relations: Status of the 'Reset'," at the University of Michigan Alumni Center.

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    The Experience Of Innumerable Minds: Diversity In Policy Making

    Ralph Waldo Emerson writes that "Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds." That insight rings especially true in the context of policy making, where diverse thoughts, experiences, beliefs and models prove critical to the process of constructing good policy.

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Financing Development Of Drugs And Vaccines For Neglected Diseases

    New drugs and vaccines could save millions of lives in the developing world. But drug and vaccine development is expensive, and many of these badly needed health technologies promise markets too small to interest the for-profit pharmaceutical industry, which dominates later stages of research and development. A number of new...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    The Emerging Revolution In Emissions Trading Policy

    Emissions trading policies initially relied on "Squatter's rights" principles granting emissions allowances to existing polluters for free. Recently, however, policy designers have largely abandoned this approach, requiring polluters to buy allowances from the public through auctions. Given the high financial stakes, this is a momentous shift. Given how skeptical experts...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Podcasts // Mar 2009

    Europe's Economy Plays Large Role In Global Crisis

    This podcast is an interview of Jan Svejnar by U-M New Services about the financial health of Europe in a piece called "Europe's economy plays large role in global crisis."

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Next Steps In Domestic Climate Policy: Issues And Innovations

    Dallas Burtraw is Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research. Burtraw's research interests include the design of environmental regulation, the costs and benefits of environmental regulation and the regulation and restructuring of the electricity industry. Recently, Burtraw investigated the effects on...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Europe's Political And Economic Challenges

    As the financial crisis and economic recession become deeper, a manifest European-US leadership is becoming indispensable to prevent a major worldwide crisis. While the US approach to the crisis has many flaws, it is more internally consistent than the partial and mostly uncoordinated initiatives observed in Europe.

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Podcasts // Jun 2009

    The Economy, Public Policy And Poverty In The U.S.: What Changes Can President Obama Make?

    Professor Danziger is the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Research Professor at the Population Studies Center. His research focuses on social welfare policies and on the effects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Health Care Reform: Proposals, Politics, And Prospects

    As of October 12, the U.S. Congress has passed out of committee five health care reform bills, and members are poised to begin debating and reconciling these bills into one that may emerge for signing by President Barack Obama within the end of the year. The invited panelists will focus...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    U.S. Macroeconomic Policy: Steps Toward Recovery

    This webcast focuses on the topic "U.S. Macroeconomic Policy: Steps Toward Recovery". The panelists are: Peter Borish is Chairman and CEO of Computer Trading Corporation; Charles L. Evans is President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Matthew Shapiro is Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan;...

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Beyond Cape Wind: The Challenge Of Siting Renewable Energy Facilities

    In this webcast Mr. Whitcomb, co-author of the book "Cape Wind: Celebrity, Energy, Class Politics, and a Valiant Battle for Unobstructed Ocean Views on Nantucket Sound" discusses the controversial "Cape Wind" off-shore wind farm project in Nantucket Sound.

    Provided By Regents of the University of Michigan