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Sheldon H. Danziger
UM Ford School of Public Policy

Sheldon Danziger is President of the Russell Sage Foundation and the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at the Ford School . He was also Director of the National Poverty Center at the Ford School. Danziger is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 2008 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, t he 2010 John Kenneth Galbraith fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Director of the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy. His research focuses on social welfare policies and on the effects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty and inequality. Among his publications, he is the co-author of America Unequal (with Peter Gottschalk, 1995) and co-editor of Legacies of the War on Poverty (with Martha J. Bailey, 2013). Professor Danziger received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.